Walker had seven points (2-16 FG, 1-7 3Pt, 2-5 FT), six assists, four rebounds, two steals, and one block in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 113-89 loss to the Cavaliers. Walker was due for a dismal showing, as he has been one of the most statistically dominant players over the first month of the season. Prior to this game, Walker had failed to reach 20 points in two of 13 tilts, and even those were efficient 19 and 18-point efforts on 14 and 12 field-goal attempts, respectively. Walker will have a few days off before Saturday's home matchup with a 76ers team that he has already posted big numbers (albeit inefficiently) against twice this year, but that also just acquired Jimmy Butler.
Walker scored 24 points (9-17 FG, 2-5 3Pt, 4-4 FT) while adding eight assists and three rebounds in 36 minutes during Sunday's 113-103 win over the Pistons. He's now dropped 20 or more points in 11 of 13 games to begin the season, putting Walker second in the NBA in scoring average behind Steph Curry. Given that no one else on the Hornets is averaging even half what Walker is producing each night, it seems fair to say his usage will remain sky high as the season progresses. Don't expect a major regression from the 28-year-old despite his career-best pace.
Walker scored a team-high 30 points (9-29 FG, 3-14 3Pt, 9-10 FT) while adding nine assists, seven rebounds and a steal in 40 minutes during Friday's 133-132 overtime loss to the 76ers. His shooting woes proved costly for the Hornets, who led by five with 1:18 left in the fourth quarter before seeing the win slip away, but Walker still delivered 30-plus points for the fifth time in 12 games to begin the season. The 28-year-old is on a career-best scoring pace, and he currently sits third in the NBA with 28.3 points per game -- although he got bumped down from second place Friday by Joel Embiid's 42-point explosion.
Walker produced 29 points (12-22 FG, 4-10 3Pt, 1-2 FT), seven assists, three rebounds, and three steals in 36 minutes during Tuesday's 113-102 win over the Hawks. Walker's career year continued with another stellar statistical showing. After enjoying two days off before this one, the 28-year-old guard will now have two more days to rest before facing a 76ers team he lit up for 37 points (albeit on 31 field-goal attempts), six dimes, six boards, two blocks, and one steal back on Oct. 27.
Walker finished with 37 points (11-31 FG, 3-15 3Pt, 12-14 FT), six rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and one steal in 34 minutes during Saturday's 105-103 loss to the 76ers. Walker led all scorers with 37 points but did take 31 field-goal attempts to get there. His 31 attempts were a whopping 19 more than the next best of 12, taken by Jeremy Lamb. The Hornets are certainly far from fruitful when it comes to scoring options, leaving Walker with a bright green light no matter the efficiency concerns. The three combined defensive stats are more of an anomaly and not something his owners should count on moving forward.
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