Lakers’ Perimeter is Hobbled and Hurting

Steve Blake injury

The list of injuries just keeps getting longer and longer for the Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers already without Kobe Bryant for the season with a ruptured Achilles and Jodie Meeks missing game 2 with a sprained ankle that he suffered in game 1, now add Steve Blake to the list of injured Lakers players.

Steve Blake suffered a hamstring injury in the 4th quarter of game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs and needed to be helped off the court by teammates. Blake is scheduled to be examined today to obtain the extent of his injury and his status for Friday’s game 3 in Los Angeles.

Steve Nash, already nursing a sore hamstring, “tweaked” his hamstring in the 1st half of yesterday’s game. Nash struggled with his mobility for the rest of the game. Nash will receive his 3rd epidural today and his status for Friday’s game is unclear.

If Meeks, Nash and/or Blake are not available, the Lakers next options on the bench are Darius Morris, who scored 10 points in Wednesday’s game, and Andrew Goudelock who the Lakers signed 1 game before the regular season ended.

The bright side is that the Lakers front court seems to be healthy. Jordan Hill returned to action on Wednesday after spending 3 months recovering from the hip surgery that was performed on January 23rd. Hill played the final 6 minutes of garbage time in Wednesday night’s game and scored 2 point and grabbed 2 rebounds.

– Fern Rea “@fullcourtfern” and “@raining3sdotcom