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Lakers PG Steve Nash sitting out vs. Warriors

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Lakers PG Steve Nash sitting out vs. Warriors

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Los Angeles Lakers' Steve Nash, right, passes off the ball as Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Pauldefends during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will not play against the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night.

Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni said about 90 minutes before tip-off that the team decided to rest Nash after playing the Clippers on Tuesday night.

D'Antoni said the plan is to rest Nash on some, if not most, back-to-back games this season to keep the 39-year-old point guard fresh.

The Lakers play 19 sets of back-to-backs this season.

Jodie Meeks will start in Nash's place against the Warriors. The Lakers beat the Clippers 116-103 in the season opener on Tuesday night.

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