Celtics star Kemba Walker unlikely to play Game 4 vs. Nets due to knee injury
Kemba Walker struggled mightily in Boston's 125-119 Game 3 over Brooklyn at TD Garden. Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Celtics star Kemba Walker unlikely to play Game 4 vs. Nets due to knee injury

The Boston Celtics will likely be without one of their best players for Sunday's Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets. 

Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said point guard Kemba Walker is unlikely to play in the potential series-tying game due to a left knee injury, according to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports. Robert Williams is also unlikely to play. 

Walker struggled mightily in Boston's 125-119 Game 3 over Brooklyn at TD Garden. The 31-year-old had just six points on 3-of-14 shooting, including a 0-for-7 performance from three-point range. Walker also had five turnovers in Game 3, and the Celtics were outscored by 15 points in his 34 minutes on the court. 

The four-time All-Star has struggled throughout the series, averaging 12.7 points and shooting just 31.7% from the field. 

Injuries have hampered Walker over the last several seasons, with knee problems being his largest concern. 

If the veteran does not play, it might take more than a 50-point performance from Jayson Tatum for the Celtics to walk away with a win. 

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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