Andray Blatche’s calf “very sore”

Andray Blatche, Carlos Boozer
Andray Blatche (AP)

Andray Blatche (AP)
In a conference call with reporters Monday, Brooklyn Nets interim head coach P.J. Carlesimo said that Andray Blatche’s calf was injured in Game 4 and Blatche is still fighting through the injury.

“Very sore,” Carlesimo said on the call of Blatche’s calf. He also considered taking Blatche out of the fourth quarter in Game 5, but Blatche requested he play through it. Blatche scored 10 points on 4-6 shooting in 11 fourth-quarter minutes, helping cement the 110-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls, and finished with 13 points overall.

Blatche, who was seated for his postgame locker room interview, said that the calf was “aching” after the extended time but he was getting treatment on it immediately afterwards.

“I’ll be ready for the game on Thursday,” he added.