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Crawford, Brooks leave practice

Posted by shawn cassidy on October 9, 2013 at 12:00 AM

Just in case you haven't seen it yet. I'm sorry for your loss Crawford, take care of yourself.

ESPN Boston

The Boston Celtics could be short two guards for Wednesday's preseason tilt against the New York Knicks as Jordan Crawford and MarShon Brooks both departed Tuesday's practice session early.

Crawford was excused for a death in the family, while Brooks developed a headache in the middle of practice and was advised to take the rest of the day off. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said that the absences should open the door for others, including undrafted rookie point guard Phil Pressey, who did not play in Monday's exhibition opener.

"We're going to have other guys play a lot," Stevens said. "We're going to be without Jordan. Jordan had a death in his family and had to go home, so we're all thinking about him and praying for him. He just left at the end of practice, so he will not be there tomorrow."

As for Brooks, who played only 2:27 in his Boston debut on Monday, Stevens noted, "MarShon got a headache in the middle of practice. He met with [trainer] Ed [Lacerte], and Ed thought it was best that he go home. I don’t know [the prognosis] long term, but he was here at the start [of practice]."

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Reply paul
8:44 AM on October 9, 2013 
I think Brooks got a dnp on monday? He can't be happy.