SAN ANTONIO – Steve Nash had a painful Monday, the day after he played his first game in almost a month.
Nevertheless, he took part completely in the Los Angeles Lakers' light practice at Texas Military Institute. He said afterward he is dealing with a "fair amount" of discomfort and isn't "moving like normal" as he recovers from hip and hamstring injuries.
Grinning and bearing it, Nash, expects to play in Game 2 of the Lakers' opening round playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs.
"It is what it is," Nash said. "I'm going to have to fight through some soreness, some pain. I'm not going to move as well as I would like, but I have to make the most of it."
The Lakers don't play again until Wednesday, giving Nash valuable time to recover. Coincidentally, the team took a field trip to watch the movie "Pain & Gain" on Monday.
Nash missed the last eight games of the Lakers' regular season. The 39-year-old also missed 24 games with aRead More »from Lakers' Steve Nash in a world of hurt