Kevin Garnett a game-time decision vs. Bulls

Kevin Garnett

Kevin GarnettBrooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett is a game-time decision Monday night against the Chicago Bulls as he fights back spasms, the team announced today. Garnett missed the team’s 107-98 win over the Milwaukee Bucks with the spasms Saturday night.

Garnett’s the second Nets player to deal with back spasms this season; earlier this year Kirilenko called his spasms the “worst of his career.”

Garnett has played in 49 of a possible 57 games this season, missing most of his games simply for rest. His only official injury other than the spasms this year was an ankle injury in November. He’s averaged 6.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 21 minutes per game. His defensive rebounding percentage of 31.7 percent would lead the NBA if he’d played enough minutes to qualify.