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Thursday, December 27, 2012
FabWatch: 32-9-9 effort

By Chris Forsberg


Coming off a triple-double effort in which he posted a D-League record 14 blocks, Celtics rookie Fab Melo followed up that performance by going for 32 points, 9 rebounds, and 9 blocks during the Maine Red Claws' 108-94 win in Idaho on Wednesday night.

Over his last two games, Melo is averaging 23.5 points, 12.5 rebounds, and 11.5 blocks per game. Celtics coach Doc Rivers stressed a desire for Melo to be "dominant" in the D-League when he was first assigned there and that's what he's been the past two games.

The Celtics remain committed to letting Melo develop the D-League, signing Jarvis Varnado this week to add depth while Chris Wilcox is out with a thumb issue.

In 10 appearances for Maine, Melo is now averaging 10.4 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 3.9 blocks per game.