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Leon Powe Win's CSN 6th Star Award

CSN sent out the following press release:

As a double-double guy at Cal, Leon Powe exhibited a scoring touch and toughness that attracted Executive Director of Basketball Operations and GM Danny Ainge who acquired Powe's draft rights from the Denver Nuggets in the 2006 NBA draft. That blend of scoring and toughness emerged at a critical juncture this season as the third-year forward posted three double-doubles and averaged 12 points and 7.3 rebounds per game in the first 13 games that followed the injury to Kevin Garnett.

It was that run, in addition to the maximum effort that Powe gave on the court all season before injuring his own knee, which earned the Oakland, California native the 22nd Sullivan Tire Sixth Star Award.

"Leon does more with less than any player on the Celtics," said Celtics 28-year play-by-play man Mike Gorman.

For the season, Powe has averaged 7.5 points and 4.8 rebounds over 68 games. Despite missing the final 14 contests, Powe has set career highs in nearly every statistical category, including minutes (1,183), points (510), and rebounds (328). Powe also set or tied personal game highs in points with 30 against Memphis (March 13), rebounds with 13 against Miami (March 11) and blocks with 5 against Memphis (March 13).

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