Sunday, Feb 10, 2008
BOSTON (AP) -- Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has withdrawn
from the NBA All-Star game.
The announcement was made by the commissioner's office after
Garnett missed his seventh consecutive game with an abdominal
strain. He's being replaced on the Eastern Conference roster by
Detroit Pistons forward Rasheed Wallace.
Garnett was the leading vote-getter for the midseason
exhibition. He was averaging 19.2 points and 9.9 rebounds per game
before being sidelined two weeks ago after straining a stomach
Wallace, who is averaging 12.9 points and 7.3 rebounds this
season, will join teammates Chauncey Billups and Richard Hamilton
for next Sunday's All-Star game in New Orleans. It will be his
fourth All-Star appearance.
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