January 31

Two Celtics to play with Maine Red Claws

Vitor Faverani and Vander Blue will play this weekend at the Portland Expo.

By Kevin Thomas kthomas@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

The Boston Celtics sent two players to the Maine Red Claws to get some playing time this weekend.

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In this November 2013 file photo, Boston Celtics' center Vitor Faverani scores during the first half of an NBA basketball game. Faverani will join the Maine Red Claws the Celtics announced on Jan. 31, 2014.

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The Red Claws are playing games Friday and Saturday night at the Portland Expo, both at 7 p.m.

Vitor Faverani, a 6-foot-11 center from Brazil, will be making his second appearance at the Expo. He played for the Red Claws last Saturday.

Vander Blue, a 6-foot-4 guard from Marquette University, is wearing a Red Claws uniform for the first time. But Vander Blue is not a stranger to the NBA D-League. He was playing for Delaware – the team Maine is facing Friday night – when the Celtics signed him to a 10-day contract on Jan. 22.

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