Steve Nash

Steve Nash said he will not play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday because of nerve irritation in his back and hamstrings stemming from a collision to his left leg with Chicago’s Kirk Hinrich on Sunday.

“It’s just a little irritation and a flare up, that’s it,” said Nash, who felt sore Wednesday and added that his latest setback was not the result of any specific play in Tuesday’s 96-79 loss to the Utah Jazz.

Nash did not participate in any on-court drills as the Lakers were unable to hold a proper practice with just eight players available, limiting their day’s work to a film session and voluntary shooting drills.

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