BOSTON (CBS) – After missing the last two games with a groin injury and flu-like symptoms, Kevin Garnett is ready to go Wednesday night in New Orleans.
According to the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn, Celtics head coach Doc Rivers told reporters Garnett will suit up against the Hornets as Boston looks to bounce back from Monday night’s home loss to the Miami Heat.
Garnett has only missed three games this season, though that number should go up as the regular season winds down. With 16 games remaining until the playoffs, Rivers will likely give Garnett — and fellow veteran Paul Pierce — nights off along the way to assure they’re well-rested and ready for the playoffs.
For the season, Garnett is averaging 14.8 points and a team-high 7.8 rebounds per contest. Garnett is shooting 49-percent for the season, but seen his shooting dip to 41-percent for the month of March.
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The Celtics play back-to-back games this weekend in Dallas and Memphis, so don’t be surprised if Garnett has another day off soon — whether it’s due to the groin injury or just another night off.