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Following Monday night’s game, the Celtics point guard was asked about getting his first career victory against LeBron James. Walker was previously 0-28 in matchups with James.
“It’s only one. … 1-28,” Walker told reporters. “I’m 1-0 with a new team.”
Walker posted 20 points, seven assists, four rebounds and one steal against the 34-9 Western Conference-leading Lakers.
James notched a double-double with 15 points and 13 assists while also nabbing seven rebounds.
Walker landed with the 28-14 Celtics this summer via sign-and-trade with the Charlotte Hornets. The then-Charlotte Bobcats selected the three-time All-Star point guard out of UConn, where he won the 2011 NCAA national championship, with the No. 9 pick of the 2011 NBA draft.
Walker continually improved throughout his eight years in Charlotte, averaging a career-high 25.6 points per game as a Hornet last season, but the team lost more than i