Suns' Steve Nash, Grant Hill both out

Updated: January 13, 2012, 8:48 PM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns veteran starters Steve Nash and Grant Hill are sitting out Friday night against the New Jersey Nets because of injuries.

Suns coach Alvin Gentry says the 37-year-old Nash has a "charley horse" type injury -- technically a right quad contusion -- and the 39-year-old Hill has a right quad tendon strain. Both injuries occurred in Phoenix's home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Nash also is bothered by a sore back, a condition that has flared up on him throughout his career.

Ronnie Price started at point guard in Nash's place. Shannon Brown took Hill's spot in the starting lineup.

Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press