Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake injury has him listed on the team’s injury report as being “out indefinitely” after an ultrasound revealed a moderate strain in his hamstring on the right side.
Blake was forced to leave Wednesday’s game during the fourth quarter versus the San Antonio Spurs after suffering the injury while attempting to drive the lane. He was helped by teammates off the court, and did not return.
Before the Steve Blake injury, he was posting averages of 14 points, four rebounds, 2.5 assists, two steals and 1.5 blocked shots during the NBA playoffs, all on top of shooting nearly 42 percent from beyond the arc.
With Steve Nash is also listed as “doubtful” on the Los Angeles Lakers injury report, after receiving one cortisone shot in his right hip and two epidural injections in his back on Thursday, so look for Darius Morris to start at point guard for LA in Game 3, which will be played Friday night.
Los Angeles Lakers injuries have plagued the team thus far this NBA season, and amidst their current three game skid, they got more bad news as far as additions to their injury report is concerned on Monday.
The team announced that both of the Los Angeles Lakers injuries are to both of their starting big men, forward Pau Gasol and center Dwight Howard, and that they are sidelined for indefinite periods of time.
Pau Gasol sustained a concussion when he took an inadvertent shot to the face from Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee during the Lakers loss on Sunday. The Dwight Howard injury to his shoulder is a torn labrum, which he suffered back on Friday in the Lakers loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Howard will be reevaluated in one weeks time, however as of now there is no specific time table for either players’ return.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash returned to the starting lineup Saturday night versus the Golden State Warriors after missing 24 games due to a leg injury, giving fans a Christmas present early this year.
However, Steve Nash is not giving off a warm and fuzzy feeling regarding the Los Angeles Lakers current predicament. Steve Nash spoke after practice on Monday saying,
“Hopefully, we can continue to win. We’ve won four in a row and we can keep this going and put ourselves back in contention, but we should be a desperate team right now.”
The Los Angeles Lakers take on the New York Knicks at home on Christmas Day.
The Los Angeles Lakers won over the Golden State Warriors in overtime by the score of 118-115 in guard Steve Nash return to the court after sitting out the prior 24 games with an injury of a fractured left fibula.
The Los Angeles Lakers were down 87-74 through three quarters before rallying in the fourth. Guard Kobe Bryant spoke about Steve Nash after the game and said,
“He orchestrated things. He got us in some sets and some actions and that’s exactly what a great point guard is supposed to do. He lined us up and saw things that were executing well for us and he went to them.”
Los Angeles Lakers forward Pau Gasol will be in the team’s starting lineup tonight versus the Charlotte Bobcats. Pau Gasol has recovered from an injury of tendinitis in his knees, which forced him to sit out the last eight games.