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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, May 3, 2010

NBA: Utah’s Kirilenko “50-50” to play in Game 2

Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Andrei Kirilenko has returned for his first full practice with the Utah Jazz since aggravating his strained left calf last month.

The Russian forward worked out Monday. He gives himself a 50-50 chance of playing Tuesday night in Game 2 of Utah's playoff series against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Kirilenko hasn't played a full game since getting hurt March 12, and he aggravated the injury April 15. If he sits out Tuesday, he's almost certain he can return for Game 3 in Salt Lake City on Saturday.

Utah coach Jerry Sloan says the Jazz won't decide whether Kirilenko can play in Game 2 until after Tuesday's pregame shootaround.

The Lakers won 104-99 in Game 1 on Sunday.