|Posted by shawn cassidy on March 29, 2013 at 12:45 AM|
As if losing four of their last five games wasn't making the Los Angeles Lakers' playoff chances hard enough, the team has a pair of injuries to its Hall of Fame backcourt of Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash.Bryant has a bone spur in his left foot and will be evaluated by a foot specialist when the team travels to Sacramento on Friday. Bryant's foot had been "bothering him for a while," according to a team spokesman. The injury is not related to the sprained left ankle he suffered earlier this month against the Atlanta Hawks.
"Inflamed on me," Bryant told Yahoo! Sports while leaving the BMO Harris Bradley Center with the use of a crutch following Thursday night's 113-103 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. "I'll be all right."
Bryant scored a game-high 30 points but shot just 6 of 17 from the field and had six turnovers against the Bucks.
Nash, meanwhile, had 16 points and six assists but left the game with 5:13 remaining in the third quarter and did not return because of a right hip spasm.
Nash said he suffered the injury Monday in the Lakers' loss to the Golden State Warriors. He played through it Wednesday against the Minnesota Timberwolves and still experienced discomfort.
"It actually happened at Golden State and my hamstrings really tightened up, and then in Minnesota I was compensating for the hamstrings and got my hip spasming," Nash said.
The two most storied franchises in NBA history are having some injury plagued seasons. The Lakers are holding onto their playoff lives right now. They hold a half game lead over Utah.
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