Boston Celtics

Aug 4, 2020; Lake Buena Vista, Florida, USA; Boston Celtics guard Kemba Walker (8) drives against Miami Heat guard Kendrick Nunn (25) in the first half of a NBA basketball game at the Visa Athletic Center in the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

As he continues to ease his way back in, Celtics point guard Kemba Walker will sit out Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets. Head coach Brad Stevens confirmed after Tuesday night’s loss to the Miami Heat that Walker will miss the second night of a back-to-back in the Celtics’ return to game action.

Walker played in each of the Celtics’ first three games back from the NBA shutdown, gradually increasing his minutes. He has averaged 15 points, 2.7 assists, and 3.0 three-pointers in 22.6 minutes per contest.

He made the highlight reel on Tuesday night, despite the loss, making a three-point heave from near half-court.

The C’s are 1-2 since returning, with five games left before the postseason. After the Nets, they get the Toronto Raptors on Friday night.

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