Andrei Kirilenko to play on Thursday for Nets

Brooklyn Nets forward Andrei Kirilenko plans to play in Thursday’s game against the San Antonio Spurs

Kirilenko has been dealing with a calf injury but was able to practice on Wednesday without problems. He has missed the last three games but expects to play in Thursday’s home game against the Spurs.

Kirilenko, 32, is averaging 18.1 minutes per game with 5.8 points, 3.1 rebounds aned 1.4 assists.

Joe Johnson also returned to practice for the Nets on Wednesday and should also have no problems playing on Thursday.