Boston Celtics' superstar power forward Kevin Garnett scored 19 points, grabbed 8 rebounds and made a crucial steal at the end of the game against the Orlando Magic to defeat them 109-106 on Monday.

Garnett previously missed nine games due to a leg injury.

These last two weeks have been dark days for me. Being hurt is not one of my favorite things, said Garnett, “I've been doing a lot of things to get back here and get strong, and I was glad I was able to come out here and help my team out.

Celtics and the Magic have faced each other in the playoffs in the past two seasons, with Orlando beating Boston in 2009 and the Celtics winning over the Magic in 2010.