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Kemba Walker officially out against Jazz

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Kemba Walker will not be suiting up in Utah tonight.

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Kemba Walker will not be suiting up against the Utah Jazz tonight, after being ruled out for the fourth straight game due to a lingering knee injury.

Walker has now missed all four games since the All-Star break. With his absence tonight, he has now missed a total of eleven games this season, which is the most since his 2014-15 season with the Charlotte Hornets.

Attention now turns to this weekend’s game against Houston, which allows Kemba two days of recovery and two days afterward before the next game. Until then, Marcus Smart will be holding down the fort in his absence.

The only other absence on the injury report is long term absentee, Robert Williams, with his hip injury. His availability will be determined after a scan later this week. He’s been impressive in practices and the injury is not expected to be a long-term concern.

The rest of the roster is healthy and available for tonight’s game.