Nash aiming to start playoff opener
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP)
Nash practiced with the Lakers on Friday at their training complex, going through half-court offensive drills and testing his injured right hamstring. The two-time NBA MVP missed Los Angeles' final eight games of the regular season with the latest injury in a season full of setbacks.
After getting recent epidural injections, Nash said he's very optimistic he'll return Sunday when the seventh-seeded Lakers open against San Antonio.
Nash shares his teammates' optimism about the postseason after the talented Lakers survived a tumultuous regular season. Although Kobe Bryant is out for the season, Nash believes the remaining Lakers can make a significant playoff run.
Nash could start alongside his backup, Steve Blake.