Steve Nash out against Thunder

Updated: February 13, 2014, 12:45 PM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers expressed hope this week that they could come out of the All-Star break with some healthy players' returns on the horizon.

Instead, they couldn't even make it to the weekend without a few more injuries to the roster.

Steve Nash said he will not play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday because of nerve irritation in his back and hamstrings stemming from a collision to his left leg with Chicago's Kirk Hinrich on Sunday.

"It's ...

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