Steve Blake no longer contagious

Updated: April 19, 2011, 4:22 AM ET
By Dave McMenamin | ESPNLosAngeles.com

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- The Los Angeles Lakers welcomed back reserve point guard Steve Blake to practice Monday after being away from the team for a week with chicken pox.

And they might just have found their secret weapon to stopping Chris Paul in their first round, best-of-seven series against the New Orleans Hornets that the Lakers trail 1-0.

"[I'll] sweat on him a little bit," joked Blake.

He is no longer considered contagious and was cleared by a doctor on Monday morning before ...

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