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Kevin Garnett to miss third straight game Wednesday vs. Grizzlies

Kevin Garnett is averaging a career low 6.7 points this season. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images) Kevin Garnett is averaging a career low 6.7 points this season. (Nathaniel S. Butler/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets power forward Kevin Garnett will miss Wednesday's home game against the Memphis Grizzlies because of lingering back spasms, according to the Associated Press

The spasms have now sidelined him for the past three games as the veteran remains day to day while continuing to receive treatment on his back. He had been listed as a game-time decision on Tuesday for the Grizzlies game despite not being able to practice, and the issues have evidently not subsided as he was officially ruled out for Wednesday's contest.

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Rookie Mason Plumlee will get his third consecutive start in Garnett's place. Head coach Jason Kidd has said that Garnett's back issues are not a long-term concern as the team looks to hold on to its No. 6 seed with a .500 record (29-29) heading into the regular season homestretch.

The 2004 MVP and 15-time All-Star, who turns 38 in May, has made 49 appearances this season for Brooklyn, averaging a career low 6.7 points and 6.7 rebounds in 21 minutes per game.

Brooklyn has won three straight games.

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