Steve Nash likely to return Saturday for Lakers-Warriors

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Tuesday December 18th, 2012

Steve Nash could make his return to the Lakers on Saturday. ( Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images) Steve Nash could make his return to the Lakers on Saturday. ( Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash is set to return to the lineup on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors after being out since the first week of the season with a fracture in his left leg that turned into nerve damage during rehab.

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, Nash will practice with the team this week and if all goes well, he will play on Saturday in a road game against the Warriors. The team has three days off after its home game on Tuesday against the Charlotte Bobcats, and Nash will spend the time  doing light workouts to build up to his targeted return of Saturday.

The Lakers have been without Nash since the first week of the season and have also played without backup Steve Blake. The team has struggled with its depleted backcourt, posting an 11-14 record leading up to Tuesday's game matchup against the B0bcats.

according to Marc Stein of ESPN
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