When speaking about the NBA's top point guards you always hear names like Chris Paul, Tony Parker, Stephen Curry and Kyrie Irving. It's very rare that you ever hear Kemba Walker's name in the same breath as any of the aforementioned players. Well with Al Jefferson out for Friday's home opener for the Cavaliers Kemba Walker stepped up big against one of the leagues top point guards in Irving.
points, 4 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 steals and 2 Blocks Kemba Walker
only could he hang with one of the leagues young elite guards but
that he could beat them in the process. With
the game tied late in the 4th
quarter Walker hit a big time 3-point shot which proved to be the
game winner against the Cavs giving the Bobcats their first win on
the young season.
lot of people will look at Kemba's box score in the morning and see
gaudy numbers versus one of the NBA's best point guard but and will
talk about his offense but its his defense that deserves all the
accolades. When you have to guard a guy like Kyrie Irving all game,
every possession is a challenge. So the fact that Kemba can hold an
elite offensive talent like Irving to 0-3 shooting in the 4th
quarter while making winning plays for his team speaks volumes to the
skill set Kemba Walker has. The question is can he do it on a nightly
on a back to back he will be in New Orleans matched up with all-star
Jrue Holiday. It will be another tough match up for the 3rd
year guard out of UCONN but coming off a back to back and then being
matched up against Jrue should be yet another measuring stick game
for Kemba Walker.