Friday , Nov , 21 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Kevin Garnett to Play in Minnesota for First Time Since Trade

The rematch comes Friday night. Garnett is healthy this time around, though Wolves coach Randy Wittman joked he wouldn’t mind seeing him head back to the locker room after the pregame once again.

"Actually, if he doesn’t want to play (Friday) night, that’s fine," Wittman said with a smile.

Garnett’s return to Minnesota, and the prospect of him actually playing this time, was a hot topic at Timberwolves practice on Thursday, but the team is trying to turn the page on that history.

"We got to see him twice last year. That’s over and done with," Wittman said. "I’m always happy to see him. He’s always going to be a close, personal friend. But not tomorrow."