Kirilenko won't play in Game 2

Updated: May 4, 2010, 3:50 PM ET
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Jazz forward Andrei Kirilenko will not play in Game 2 of Utah's Western Conference semifinal series against the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night, coach Jerry Sloan said.

Sloan said the team wanted to make sure Kirilenko was as close to full strength as possible. Returning Kirilenko to the lineup for Game 3, after three off days, would make more sense, Sloan added.

Kirilenko hasn't played a full game since straining his left calf March 12, and he aggravated the injury last month.

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