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Steve Nash tweaked back vs. Blazers

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03:27 PM ET 02.23 | Lakers point guard Steve Nash struggled all night long in the team's 111-107 victory over the Trail Blazers on Friday night, going just 2-of-11 from the field and finishing with four points. Nash had an explanation for his struggles, saying he injured his back in the first quarter. "I tweaked my back in the first quarter and it kept locking up," Nash said. "It was tight the whole game and I couldn't get the mobility. Despite battling the injury, Nash was able to come up with a huge play late, knocking down a tough fadeaway jumper with 1:44 left to give Los Angeles a lead that they would never give up the rest of the way. The veteran point guard hopes that after a day off on Saturday the back will loosen up and he will be back at full strength when the Lakers face the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday.

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February 23, 2013  03:35 PM ET

**** up and play through it..............



It's not like it's a torn labrum.............

February 23, 2013  03:58 PM ET

He's too old for this game.

I wish we could have seen CP3-Kobe-Bynum (healthy) instead this guy.

February 23, 2013  05:13 PM ET

It won't matter much; He hasn't been a big factor at all. This team all about Kobe and how healthy he can stay come playoffs.

February 23, 2013  05:59 PM ET

Maybe the refs helped carry Steve Nash off the court after the game? After all, the refs helped out the Lakers on Friday night. They might as well help them off the court as well.

February 24, 2013  08:19 AM ET

Go Nash ! Go Lakers !!

 
February 24, 2013  10:31 AM ET

Age Catches Up To Everyone, Bro.

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