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Steve Nash injury: Has hip spasm 'hopes' he can play Saturday

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Steve Nash did not finish the Lakers' game on Thursday suffering from a hip spasm and "hopes" he can play Saturday.

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The Los Angeles Lakers continue taking hits, with the latest blow being that Steve Nash is struggling with a hip spasm and "hopes" he can play Saturday when they visit the Sacramento Kings, via Mark Medina of the L.A. Daily News.

"I thought I could get through this game," said Nash, who said he "hopes" he can play Saturday vs. Sacramento. "I was suffering in the second half, but I wanted to keep playing."

Nash went back to the locker room in the middle of the third quarter during the Lakers' loss to Milwaukee but did not play again after returning to the bench. Nash had gone five-for-seven for 16 points while also dishing out six assists prior to leaving the game.

The Lakers are currently hanging onto a half game lead over the Utah Jazz with the Dallas Mavericks also in striking distance. Already shorthanded with Metta World Peace missing six weeks, and Jordan Hill with only an outside shot of returning to the lineup in late April, losing Nash for any period of time would be detrimental.

To boot, Kobe Bryant also revealed that he has a bone spur in his left foot which flared up during their loss on Thursday and will see a foot specialist Friday.

There are nine games left in the regular season for the Lakers. Get the duct tape out.

- Drew

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