Timberwolves F Garnett to rest against Bulls

CHICAGO (AP) Minnesota coach Flip Saunders says he plans to rest Kevin Garnett for the Timberwolves’ game against the Chicago Bulls.

The Timberwolves reacquired Garnett in a trade with Brooklyn last week, and he had five points, eight rebounds and two blocks in 19 minutes in an emotional 97-77 victory over Washington on Wednesday night. But Saunders decided to rest the 38-year-old Garnett on Friday night for the first part of back-to-back games for Minnesota.

Garnett is averaging 6.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in 43 games this season.

The Timberwolves host Memphis on Saturday night.