Kevin Garnett returns, will start vs. PHI

Kevin Garnett

Kevin Garnett
Kevin Garnett (AP)
After missing 19 straight games, Brooklyn Nets center Kevin Garnett will make his return to the floor against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday night, Nets coach Jason Kidd announced before the game.

Garnett will start, replacing Mason Plumlee in the starting lineup. According to reports from in the arena, Garnett will play limited minutes in his return.

Garnett has averaged 6.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 21.0 minutes per game this season, but hasn’t played since February 27th after incurring back spasms. The Nets have gone 14-5 in his absence.