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Leandro Barbosa says he will return to Boston Friday

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: Leandro Barbosa #12 of the Boston Celtics reacts after hitting a three pointer in the third quarter against the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center on November 15, 2012 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. The Nets defeated the Celtics 102-97. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Brazilian backup point guard Leandro Barbosa has missed the Celtics last three games for personal reasons, going back to his native country to deal with some family issues.

Not that Boston missed him all that much, he was playing less than 10 minutes a game in six out of the last seven games before he left. But it never hurts to have depth, and Barbosa tweeted Thursday that he was on his way back to the States.


Guys tomorrow I will return to Boston, thank God everything is good now with my family!!

— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlur_Barbosa) December 27, 2012

I would like to thank the entire Organization of the @celtics in special the coach staff and directors for all support!!

— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlur_Barbosa) December 27, 2012



To the fans, I’m sorry to have missed some games, I can’t wait to be back and see you all!! #Imaceltics

— Leandro Barbosa (@TheBlur_Barbosa) December 27, 2012


We hope everything is alright with his family and wish him the best.

It is unknown if he will come out to California and catch up with the Celtics, who play a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday against Golden State and Sacramento.