Like many his age, Steve Nash has a bad back. Two days ago he believed his season to be over.
But an injury to backup point guard Jordan Farmar changed things for Nash and the Lakers, and Friday, the 40-year-old former MVP was back on the court, a magician among Wizards, the man behind the few signs of life for the Lakers throughout most of a 117-107 loss to Washington.
“He just keeps himself ready,” Coach Mike D’Antoni said. “Whenever a game breaks out he’ll be ready to go. It’s just another thing he does.”
Chris Paul Says He’ll Pay Green’s Fine for Shove, Ejection
Chris Paul says he will pay any fine that results from teammate Gerald Green shoving Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the fourth quarter of the Rockets’ 129-120 win Sunday night.
Green was ejected for coming to Paul’s defense after a frustrated Dieng pushed him down after a foul.
Celtics’ Smart (Thumb) Confident He’ll be Back for Playoffs
Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he’s confident he’ll be back on the court for the postseason after undergoing thumb surgery last week.
Smart suffered a complete tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right shooting hand while diving to the floor in a game against the Indiana Pacers earlier this month. A hand specialist in New York advised immediate surgery with hopes that Smart might be able to return even quicker than the six- to eight-week timeline the team announced after surgery.
Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN