ONTARIO, CA - OCTOBER 12: Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the game against the Golden State Warriors on October 12, 2014 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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October 15, 2014
ONTARIO, CA - OCTOBER 12: Steve Nash #10 of the Los Angeles Lakers handles the ball during the game against the Golden State Warriors on October 12, 2014 at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash has missed his third straight practice after injuring his back while carrying bags.

Coach Byron Scott said Nash had ''a little bit of a setback'' earlier Wednesday while carrying bags.

Scott says Nash ''heard a twinge'' in his back, and the coach suspected it was a back spasm. The Lakers don't know how long the two-time NBA MVP will be out of action.

The 40-year-old Nash was able to play in just 15 games last season while struggling with nerve root irritation. The Lakers are trying to keep Nash healthy during training camp, but he hasn't practiced since asking to leave Sunday's exhibition game with an unspecified health problem.

Jeremy Lin also has a sprained ankle, but the point guard ran in practice Wednesday.

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