Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko will sit for the second straight game as he nurses a sore right calf, the team announced today. Kirilenko injured the calf before Wednesday’s practice and has not participated in active drills or game action since.
Without Kirilenko’s length, the Nets will struggle even more to defend Pacers forward Paul George, who’s averaging a career-high 23 points per game on 45 percent shooting.
Additionally, center Andray Blatche injured his hip in the first half of the team’s 120-95 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. He walked with a noticeable limp after the game.
Blatche traveled with the team to Indiana, even with his status in doubt. He’s officially listed as questionable to play.