But good news for Walker and the Celtics, it seems to just be a minor tweak that won’t come close to preventing him from playing versus the Raptors Tuesday evening.
“It felt good, actually,” said Walker following the Celtics practice Monday. “Tweaked it a little bit, but it’s the nature of the game, it happens. For the moment, it bothered me for a little bit, but my adrenaline was pumping. A little sore last night, but I got some treatment. Doing everything I can to stay on top of it. I felt really good today, actually. Hopefully I can continue to to feel this way.”
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Walker, who posted 18 points and 10 assists in 32 minutes in the C’s resounding 112-94 victory to open the Eastern Conference semifinals, dealt with a lingering knee issue throughout this season, including at the start of the NBA bubble in Orlando as he played on a minutes restriction during Boston’s seeding games.
Walker didn’t have any restrictions at Celtics practice Monday — albeit a very short practice for Boston — according to Brad Stevens and all signs point to Walker being at full go for Game 2.
“I think when he got rolled up on in front of our bench by the basket, he felt it, but he didn’t have many restrictions,” Stevens said. “He went through all of our 12-minute practice and should be good to go tomorrow.”