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“It doesn’t look good” for Nash to play for Lakers Friday

Nov 2, 2012, 3:12 PM EDT

Los Angeles Lakers coach Mike Brown (R) chats to Steve Nash of Canada during their loss to the Dallas Mavericks in their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Reuters

Officially Steve Nash is still listed as doubtful and is a game-time decision for the Lakers when they take on the Clippers Friday night.

But if you just want to go ahead and move him into the “not going to play” column, go ahead. Nobody is going to blame you.

Here is what Mike Bresnahan of the Los Angeles Times tweeted from shootaround:

“More Steve Blake” is just not something you hear Lakers fans say. Ever.

Nash ended up with a pretty bad contusion on his shin from an incidental run in with Blazers point guard Damian Lillard. This is not something serious, but early in the season it’s not what you push your 38-year-old point guard to play through, either. Blake and Chris Duhon will get more run. Dwight Howard offered himself up for the job, tweets Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Dwight, that wasn’t not funny. Just so we’re clear.

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