Minnesota's Garnett Gets Treatment
Apr. 14, 1999
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) _ Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Garnett was treated at a hospital for dehydration and flu-like symptoms but may still make tonight's game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Garnett did not practice Tuesday or travel with the team to Texas, coach Flip Saunders said. However, if his condition improved, Garnett was to fly to San Antonio today. His condition wasn't immediately available this morning.
``KG's physically exhausted,'' Saunders said after the team's brief practice. ``With all the injuries we've had, other guys have been forced to step up, and they're getting beat up, too.''
After Garnett played 41 minutes Monday in Minnesota's 95-90 loss to Houston, he was hooked up to an IV to replenish his fluids. In the last five games, Garnett has played an average of 38.8 minutes.
After Sunday's game against Detroit, Garnett said the compressed season and his increased role for the Wolves were taking a toll.
``I'm working on trying to get some rest,'' he said.