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Kobe probable, Nash questionable for Lakers Saturday

Mar 29, 2013, 10:21 PM EDT

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Bryant and point guard Nash of Canada after shaking hands after beating the Charlotte Bobcats during an NBA basketball game in Charlotte Reuters

If you looked at the Lakers schedule before the season started and saw a Saturday night game, 73rd of the season, you might think that would be a good night to get Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash a little rest.

It hasn’t worked out that way — the Lakers had a half-game lead over the Jazz for the eighth and final playoff spot in the West heading into Friday night’s games, with the Mavericks lurking a game and a half back. The Lakers need every win they can get.

Which means Kobe Bryant is probable to play through a bone spur in his foot not to mention his sprained ankle Saturday against the Kings, the team announced. However, Nash may not go due to his hip. From

Kobe Bryant received treatment on his foot and ankle today and his status for tomorrow is probable. Steve Nash also received treatment today and his status for tomorrow is questionable.

The Kings have struggled this season but they are 6-4 in their last 10, with Isaiah Thomas and DeMarcus Cousins played well. This will not be an easy win for the Lakers — of course, the way the Lakers are defending lately they have no easy games.

After that, the Lakers schedule the rest of the way is Mavericks, Grizzlies, Clippers, Hornets, at the Trail Blazers, Warriors, Spurs and Rockets. The Lakers likely need to win six of those to make the playoffs. It’s going to be tough.

  1. asimonetti88 - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:20 PM

    Mavericks game will be big. If the Lakers want a chance they will need Kobe and Nash healthy.

  2. 13arod - Mar 29, 2013 at 11:42 PM

    the only chance they have resting kobe and nash is if dwight hoeard has a big game or bench and howard have big game

  3. jgray30 - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    I’m a Laker fan but they wont win 3 more games. Its over…

  4. omniusprime - Mar 30, 2013 at 8:45 AM

    No surprise that Kobe will try to play despite the bone spur, he’s the TAN MAN – Tough as Nails! Not surprised that Ancient Trash Nash will wimp out due to a sore hip, he’s too old to be hip on the floor on defense anyway. Sad that MWP is out going down the final stretch of the season.

    We can only hope the Lakers show some desperation and sense of urgency playing the Kings they need to win to maintain that final playoff spot. We can only hope that total moron Dumbtoni has the team prepared properly for once.

    Thanks Dr. Buss, Rest in Peace!!! Fire Dumbtoni!!! Trade Trash Nash and Steve Flake!!!

  5. purpwalk - Mar 30, 2013 at 12:32 PM

    it’d be nice to see more lakers bb after the reg. season ends, but they aren’t going anywhere if they do make the playoffs. this team reminded me from the start of the payton-malone lakers, too contrived, too old

  6. nomorsacbball - Mar 30, 2013 at 4:07 PM

    the team with Payton and Malone was a top seed and made it to the finals. this years team is just pitiful. no comparison

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