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Celtics veteran Garnett says 15th All-Star game is 'definitely my last'

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    Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett (5) reacts on the court after a floor scramble with Chicago Bulls forward Jimmy Butler (21) during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The Celtics gained possession of the ball and went on to win 71-69. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)The Associated Press

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    Boston Celtics' Kevin Garnett (5) shoots over Charlotte Bobcats' Kemba Walker (15) and Gerald Henderson (9) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, Feb. 11, 2013. The Bobcats won 94-91. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)The Associated Press

Boston Celtics center Kevin Garnett says this weekend "is definitely my last All-Star game."

Garnett would not elaborate on why he wouldn't be back after playing in the midseason exhibition for the 15th time in his 18-year career. Garnett says he's bringing along friends and family so he can enjoy this weekend's game in Houston.

Is it possible that the 37-year-old Garnett is planning to retire?

He wouldn't say.

Garnett is averaging 15 points and 7.7 rebounds per game. He's helped the Celtics stay competitive — and even move up in the standings — despite the loss of fellow All-Star Rajon Rondo.