Celtics F Garnett a late scratch with hip flexor

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BOSTON (AP) -- Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has been scratched from the lineup against Detroit with a hip flexor.

Garnett missed Tuesday's practice, but Boston coach Doc Rivers said before Wednesday night's game that his status wouldn't be decided until just before tipoff.

Rivers did say about an hour before the start of the game that Garnett had a great morning shootaround.

Chris Wilcox started in Garnett's place against the Pistons.