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Celtics fans will love this Kemba Walker stat on his clutch NBA scoring

Celtics fans will love this Kemba Walker stat on his clutch NBA scoring

When winning time arrives, Kemba Walker wants the ball.

The Boston Celtics reportedly agreed to sign the Charlotte Hornets point guard to a four-year, $141 million max contract on Sunday night, giving the team a fantastic replacement for the departing Kyrie Irving.

Walker scored a career-high 25.6 points per game last season, but the most impressive part of his offensive performance might have been his play in the clutch.

According to NBA.com, Walker's 175 points in the clutch were the second-most in the league last season behind Houston Rockets guard James Harden's 192. The league's stats page defines a clutch situation as the last five minutes of the game with the score being tied or one team has a lead of five points or less.

Celtics fans got a front row seat to Walker's late-game heroics in March:

Walker likely will replace Irving as the Celtics' go-to scorer in close games, but unlike in Charlotte, he'll have several quality teammates to find if he doesn't have a great look at the basket. Celtics wings Jayson Tatum, Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward are better than the Hornets' best options behind Walker, a group that included Jeremy Lamb, Frank Kaminsky and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

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Celtics rookie Romeo Langford throws out first pitch at Portland Sea Dogs game

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Celtics rookie Romeo Langford throws out first pitch at Portland Sea Dogs game

The Portland Sea Dogs had a special guest for Tuesday night's game at Hadlock Field.

Boston Celtics rookie Romeo Langford was in the house to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. The C's first-round pick's toss sailed just a bit outside, but it could've been much worse.

Watch below:

At least the Celtics won't have to worry about Langford leaving to pursue a baseball career.

Langford is part of an exciting young core in Boston and already has built a rapport with fellow C's rookies Grant Williams, Carsen Edwards, and Tremont Waters this summer. It'll be fun to see how he and the rest of the young guns fit in on an intriguing team that's approaching the 2019-20 campaign with cautious optimism.

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Watch Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum star in 'NBA 2K20' MyCareer trailer

Watch Kemba Walker, Jayson Tatum star in 'NBA 2K20' MyCareer trailer

Kemba Walker and Jayson Tatum have been busy traveling with Team USA for the FIBA World Cup, but it looks like they found time this summer to work on their acting chops.

Both Boston Celtics stars appeared and had lines in the new trailer for the upcoming "NBA 2K20" video game's MyCareer mode. For those out of touch with the video game world, MyCareer is a story mode that allows players to build their own characters and work their way up through the NBA ranks in what essentially is a half-movie, half-gameplay experience.

This year's edition, titled "When The Lights Are The Brightest," was produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter and features popular names such as Idris Elba and Rosario Dawson.

Watch the trailer below:

Along with the MyCareer trailer, Walker and Tatum also made appearances in the game's "Next Is Now" gameplay trailer earlier this month. Walker boasts an 88 overall rating in the game while Tatum has a rating of 85 he's none too pleased with.

Fans will be able to get their hands on "NBA 2K20" and try the impressive-looking MyCareer mode out for themselves on Sept. 6.

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