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Celtics Recall MarShon Brooks From Maine

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Boston Celtics guard MarShon Brooks. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Boston Celtics guard MarShon Brooks. (Photo by Steve Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) –  MarShon Brooks’ stint with the Maine Red Claws is over.

The Celtics recalled Brooks from the NBA Development League on Thursday following a very successful five-game assignment. While with Maine, Brooks averaged 27.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 4.4 assists in 35 minutes per game.

Brooks scored 36 points to go along with six rebounds, five assists, five steals and three blocks against Tulsa on January 5, and also recorded a double-double against Springfield on January 4 with 24 points and 11 rebounds.

The C’s sent the third-year guard down to get some playing, which he wasn’t getting with the NBA club. Brooks has appeared in just nine games for the Celtics this season, averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 rebounds in 6.8 minutes per game.

The Celtics acquired the 24-year-old guard out of Providence College in their summer blockbuster with the Brooklyn Nets. Selected 25th overall in the 2011 NBA Draft, Brooks started 47 games for the New Jersey Nets as a rookie, averaging 12.6 points over 47 games.

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