Garnett solid, lifts Brooklyn past 76ers 105-101

DAN GELSTON AP Sports Writer Published:

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Kevin Garnett scored 10 points in his first game in more than five weeks to help the Brooklyn Nets beat the Philadelphia 76ers 105-101 Saturday night.

The 37-year-old Garnett missed 19 straight games since Feb. 27 because of back spasms. The Nets went 14-5 over that span.

Garnett was back in the starting lineup and was sharp from the start. He scored on an alley-oop in the first quarter, made his first four shots, and had a nasty block on Michael Carter-Williams' layup attempt that knocked the rookie guard to the ground.

Garnett also passed Alex English to move into 14th on the NBA's career scoring list.

The veteran center did not play in the fourth quarter.

Deron Williams had 19 points and Mason Plumlee 16 for the Nets.

Thaddeus Young led the Sixers with 20 points.