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
Jason Kidd's exact quote about Garnett's status for Sat. in D.C.: "We’ll see how he feels today, and re-visit it. Most likely he’ll be out."— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 12, 2014
Later, there was word that Kirilenko too won't be out, his second straight missed game.
Nets announce Kirilenko will not play tonight.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) March 12, 2014
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