The Boston Celtics' lack of consistency remains a concern as the team concludes a four-game homestand Friday against the Portland Trail Blazers. Boston has won five of its last seven games to even its record at 23-23, but the team again struggled for extended periods in Wednesday's 111-102 loss to the Charlotte Hornets. "We've got to find some consistency from night to night," guard Jaylen Brown said.
The Boston Celtics haven’t shot particularly well from beyond-the-arc all season, with just a few exceptions. Jayson Tatum, unfortunately, is not one of those exceptions. The glaring issue became even more apparent Wednesday after a loss to the Charlotte Hornets, where the two-time All-Star shot 5-for-19 from the field and 0-for-7 from 3-point range for just 12 points on the night.
Walker had an excellent first half of the season with the Celtics in 2019-20, but his left knee issues worsened as the year went on and were probably exacerbated by his grueling All-Star game performance. Last season the Celtics tried to preserve Walker and his knee and he never played in games on back-to-back nights. His playing time was limited and the lack of continuity made it difficult for him to truly develop a rhythm, and to define the hierarchy alongside Tatum and Brown.