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Kevin Garnett, Andrei Kirilenko out tonight, KG maybe Saturday

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Andrei Kirilenko is out with a sore right anklen and Kevin Garnett stayed home in New York and will miss his seventh straight game with back spasms. Moreover, there's no guarantee KG will be able to play Saturday vs. the Wizards in Washington.

Early in the afternoon, Jason Kidd announced Garnett wouldn't play

Later, there was word that Kirilenko too won't be out, his second straight missed game.

The Nets of course have won five of the six games Garnett hasn't played as Mason Plumlee, Andray Blatche and Jason Collins have put in productive minutes.

AK-47 would likely have been matched up against LeBron James, an assignment he's said he enjoys