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Kemba Walker to miss third straight game

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Sickness continues to keep the Celtics star point guard sidelined.

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Kemba Walker will miss his third straight game due to flu-like symptoms as the Celtics ruled out the star point guard for their road matchup with the Washington Wizards Monday.

Walker, who is averaging 22.5 points, 5.2 assists and 3.9 rebounds in his first season in Boston, played 30 of the team’s first 31 games before having to sit out as he battles the illness.

Boston hasn’t faltered in Walker’s absence as the C’s picked up back-to-back wins against the Atlanta Hawks and Chicago Bulls on Friday and Saturday, respectively. If there is a good time to get sick, Walker picked it as the C’s are facing a rather easy, but crowded slate of opponents.

It also looks like Romeo Langford has caught the flu bug that Walker is fighting as even though the rookie is officially listed as questionable versus the Wizards, the Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach reported that Langford didn’t make the trip.