El Segundo, CA (Sports Network) - Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash is
expected to miss the team's pivotal contest with the Dallas Mavericks on
Nash tried playing on Saturday against Sacramento, but lasted only two minutes
before hip and hamstring injuries forced him from the contest. Both the Lakers
and Mavericks are fighting for the last playoff spot in the Western
The Utah Jazz currently sit eighth in the West, holding a half-game lead over
Los Angeles and a two-game lead over Dallas (36-37).
Nash hasn't missed a game since late December when he returned from a 24-game
absence while healing from a small fracture in his left leg. He will be
evaluated daily and Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said there's a chance he will
be ready for Friday's contest against Memphis.
The 17-year-veteran has averaged 12.7 points and 6.7 assists in 50 games
during his first season in Los Angeles.
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