Kirilenko out again; Blatche questionable

February, 1, 2014
Feb 1
12:59
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Forward Andrei Kirilenko will miss his second straight game due a sore right calf Saturday night when Brooklyn faces the Indiana Pacers, the Nets announced.

Center Andray Blatche is questionable with a bruised left hip.

Kirilenko will be missing his 28th game of the season. He missed 26 games earlier in the 2013-14 campaign due back spasms -- including a stretch of 25 straight.

Blatche was forced to leave in the second half of Friday night’s 120-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder due to the injury and did not return. He hurt his hip in the first half and went to the locker room as a result.

"I tried to come back out [in the second half] and play but couldn't do it," he said. "It just got worse. I tried to get it loose, but it wouldn't work out for me."

Blatche was walking with a noticeable limp in the locker room after the game. He did not require an MRI or X-rays.

"It's swelled up right now, just a little sore," he said. "Hopefully it's nothing serious, hopefully I can get treatment and play tomorrow."

Kirilenko, 32, is averaging 5.8 points and 3.1 rebounds on 48.5 percent shooting in 17 games for the Nets.

Kirilenko’s defensive versatility and length will certainly be missed against Indiana’s talented frontline that features center Roy Hibbert, power forward David West and All-Star small forward Paul George.

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