Steve Nash is out for the second half with nerve root irritation, the same issue that's plagued him all season.
— Mike Trudell (@LakersReporter) February 12, 2014
Nash was forced to leave the Lakers-Bulls game with five minutes in the third quarter after making contact with Kirk Hinrich near the same spot where he suffered the original lower left leg fracture last season.
He went through the non-physical portion of practice on Monday and acknowledged he felt much better, good enough to where he was able to suit up vs. Utah.
He played in six of the Lakers first eight games to begin the 2013-14 season before being sidelined the next 39 contests. He returned on the team’s three-game road trip starting at Minnesota and at Philly, totaling 26 points and 14 assists.