Steve Nash is set to see a back specialist today to look into the injury which caused him to come off the court in his side’s 113-90 loss to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday at the Staples Center.
The 39-year old has not been lucky with injuries this year and this comes as a further blow to the Lakers as they are also missing Kobe Bryant at the moment as he is going through rehabilitation following surgery on his Achilles tendon.
Nash lasted just 13 minutes against the Timberwolves where he picked up two points from his spell on the court. The point guard has played in six of Los Angeles’ last eight games and averaged 7.6 points and 5.2 assists in the process.
Coach Mike D’Antoni had to do without the veteran’s services for 32 games last season as he was out with a broken leg.
Much to the delight of fans who bet on NBA, Timberwolves’ win over the Lakers on Sunday ended a 22-game losing streak against the team. That was the longest active in NBA history.
Kevin Martin shined for the visitors with 27 points and five rebounds. Forward Kevin Love was not far behind with a toll of 25 points and 13 rebounds.
Minnesota made history in the opening period by scoring 47 points, their highest as a franchise; by contrast the Lakers could only score 23 from their first quarter.
Despite winning the second quarter 25-20 and the period after half-time 28-23, the hosts still trailed going into the final quarter. The Timberwolves never looked like being threatened in the closing stages and stretched away for a 23-point margin at the end of the game.
They will now take on the Clippers, one of the favourites for the play-offs in the NBA betting, also in Los Angeles, before hosting Cleveland on Wednesday.