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Brooks returns after suspension

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Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks owned up to his mistake of leaving Saturday’s game against Memphis several minutes before it was over. Tuesday, Brooks returned to the court and to the team after sitting out for a one-game suspension.

Brooks, who’s averaging just 24 minutes and 12 points per game, played for 20 minutes and finished with five points and one assist.

Brooks spoke apologetically to his teammates Tuesday and says this whole situation is behind him

“I talked to the guys before the Denver game and wished them luck,” Brooks said in reference to the game he missed Monday during his suspension. “It was good to get a lot off my chest.”

The Rockets lost to a depleted Timberwolves team Tuesday night at Toyota Center, 112-108, and quickly reminded Brooks about the sting of losing.

“I forgot about [the suspension],” Brooks said. “All I can think about is this loss. This loss hurt. During my suspension, we won, and I felt good about that. But this one hurt.”

Last season, Brooks played an average of 35.6 minutes per game, scoring almost 20 points per game. He is now playing behind point guard Kyle Lowry.

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