Reports: Lakers' Steve Nash will play against Warriors tonight

icon
Sunday December 23rd, 2012

Lakers point guard Steve Nash will make his much-awaited return to the team's lineup on Saturday against the Golden State Warriors, according to ESPN.com and USA Today. He has been sidelined with a fracture in his left leg since Oct. 31.

Nash suffered the injury during the second game of the Lakers' season, and the team has fallen to 12-14 in his absence. The 17-year veteran struggled during his limited action with Los Angeles, averaging 4.5 points on 33 percent shooting and 4.0 assists in 25 minutes per game during his two games.

https://twitter.com/ramonashelburne/status/282615307938459649

The move comes before two pivotal games for the team -- tonight's road matchup with the 18-9 Warriors and a Christmas Day showdown with the Knicks.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.