MarShon Brooks scores 27 in D-League debut

MarShon Brooks scores 27 in D-League debut
January 2, 2014, 10:45 pm
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MarShon Brooks scored 27 points in his first game for the Maine Red Claws.

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One thing no one has questioned when it comes to MarShon Brooks' game is his ability to score.

He did so at times in the NBA, and he showed that same ability to get buckets on Thursday in his D-League debut.

Brooks, assigned to the Maine Red Claws by the Celtics on Wednesday, had 27 points, four rebounds and three assists in Maine's 105-96 victory over the Tulsa 66ers.

And he wasn't just out there chucking up shots, either.

Brooks was 9-for-18 shooting from the field in addition to having a team best plus/minus ratio of +12.

It was the kind of offensive effort that serves as a reminder of how lethal a scorer Brooks can be when given an opportunity to play steady minutes.

That was among the reasons why the Celtics opted to assign him to their D-League affiliate.

Boston's starting backcourt of Jordan Crawford and Avery Bradley have been solid, while Courtney Lee has been arguably the Celtics' best guard off the bench this season. Throw in the progress Phil Pressey has made as a backup point, and it's clear that minutes for Brooks are nowhere to be found.

This season, he has a