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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lakers' Steve Nash and Chris Kaman out versus Jazz


By on 4/15/2014 07:00:00 AM

The Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Utah Jazz on Monday by the score of 119-104. The win improved the Lakers to 26-55 on the season. The Lakers conclude one of their worst seasons in franchise history on Wednesday in San Antonio against the Spurs. The theme this season for the Lakers was a barrage of injuries to key players such as Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Chris Kaman, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry and Nick Young. Nash and Kaman did not play against the Jazz and likely are done for the season.
 Matias Agustin Garcia via Wikimedia Commons

Dave McMenamin, who covers the Lakers for ESPNLosAngeles.com, tweeted the following on Nash and Kaman.
Kendall Marshall and Jordan Farmar saw the bulk of the action at point guard in the absence of Nash. Marshall had just two points and four rebounds, but added a game high 15 assists. Farmar added four points and six assists in 22 minutes off the bench.

The Lakers started three forwards and Robert Sacre came off the bench to play 29 minutes at center.  He had 14 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the floor to go along with nine rebounds, a steal and a blocked shot.

Nash is averaging 6.8 points on just 38.3 percent shooting and 5.7 assists, in just 15 games this season. At 40 years old, one must wonder if Nash has played his last NBA game.

Kaman, in his 11th NBA season out of Central Michigan, played in just 39 games this season. He averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. In 645 career games, Kaman is averaging 11.7 points and 7.9 rebounds per game.

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