Kemba Walker explains how Celtics were able to close out Nuggets in third straight win

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Starting Boston Celtics point guard Kemba Walker was part of a big second-half run to wrest control of the game from the Denver Nuggets on Sunday afternoon, giving the Celtics their third win in a row with the 105 – 87 blowout win.

The Bronx native scored 14 points, 5 rebounds and 6 assists to help Boston seal the win with a 31 to 3 run in the contest’s final frame that put the Nuggets away for good. The New Yorker spoke with the media after the game, sharing his thoughts on how the Celtics managed to take control against an elite opponent where in many games this season they’d let go of the rope instead.

“It was a tough first half, because those guys were playing really well, making a lot of shots,” Walker began.

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"I thought we got great looks that weren't really going down for us that we would typically make," explained the veteran guard.

"But, when things are not going well, you've got to try and find a way to do other things, try to be good defensively, pick a teammate up -- something. At the end of the third, I was able to get a big and-1, and I thought it energized the team as well."

From that point on we got it rolling, continued to play hard and came out with a big win," he added. "That was a really big win for us." https://twitter.com/TheCelticsWire/status/1381698639328911364?s=20

"I like where we're heading," offered the UConn product. "Like I always say, it's on guys like myself, Jayson [Tatum], Jaylen [Brown] and [Marcus] Smart; we've got to hold each other accountable -- hold guys accountable, set the tone," explained Walker. "That's on us." This post originally appeared on Celtics Wire. Follow us on Facebook! [lawrence-related id=48952,48936,48901,48876] [listicle id=48954]

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