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Pregame notes: KG could miss Boston trip

NEW YORK -- A couple notes from Monday’s pregame availability prior to the Brooklyn Nets-Philadelphia 76ers preseason game:

• Nets coach Lionel Hollins said power forward Kevin Garnett will probably not travel up to Boston for Wednesday’s preseason finale. Hollins said he wasn’t planning on playing Garnett anyway, “so this gives him an extra day to kinda get stronger and back on his feet.”

Garnett has been sidelined with a stomach virus.

“I don’t want to talk about how bad it is because I don’t want to get into his personal bathroom habits, but he’s been sick, you know?” Hollins said. “Sick enough to where he hasn’t felt like playing.”

Markel Brown, who also has a stomach virus, will be a “playing-time decision” in Boston, assuming he’s healthy by then, Hollins said.

Andrei Kirilenko will start Monday in place of Mirza Teletovic. Hollins said he just wanted to see how Kirilenko would do with the starters. Both players would come off the bench if Brook Lopez and Garnett were healthy.

• Hollins was asked about the 44-minute game. “Rick Carlisle texted me last night and asked me what I thought,” Hollins said. “It’s just a game. I prefer 48 minutes. I thought it went by really fast, but it didn’t change how I subbed or anything like that. It just got to the end quicker.”