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Monday, April 13, 2009
Updated: April 15, 10:56 PM ET
Celtics to keep Garnett out until playoffs

Associated Press

BOSTON -- Kevin Garnett will not play in the Boston Celtics' final two regular-season games but remains on track for the start of the playoffs.



Garnett has missed 21 of the team's last 25 games with a strained right knee.

Spokesman Jeff Twiss said Monday that Boston coach Doc Rivers decided there was no point to bring back Garnett for two essentially meaningless games.

The Celtics are in Philadelphia, where they will play the 76ers on Tuesday night. They return to Boston on Wednesday to close out the regular season against the Washington Wizards.

Twiss also said that reserve forward Leon Powe could return for one or both of the final regular-season games after missing the last 12 with a right knee injury.