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KG out tonight

Posted by Marc J. Spears, Globe Staff  January 29, 2008 12:28 PM

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Kevin Garnett will sit out his second straight game tonight against the Miami Heat to rest his abdominal strain.

"He always wants to play, which is good," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said at the morning shootaround. "But he understands it's the right thing for the team."

Garnett, the Celtics' second-leading scorer (19.2) and leading rebounder (9.9), sat out the 96-93 loss in Orlando on Sunday.

Rivers said no decision has been made on whether Garnett can play Thursday, when the Celtics host the Dallas Mavericks.

"If he can play Thursday, we'll play him," Rivers said. "But again, it's got to be almost 100 percent. That's the way I look at those types of injuries."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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