Apr 21, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Blake (front) passes the ball under the basket against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (behind) during game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT

Lakers starting backcourt injured in loss to Spurs

Apr 21, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash (10) shoots the ball as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (left) looks on during game one of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at AT

As if the Lakers didn’t have enough injuries, the Lakers starting backcourt went down with injuries in Wednesday night’s loss to the Spurs.

Steve Blake had to be helped off the court late in the fourth quarter with an apparent hamstring injury.

“It hurts right now,” said Blake. “If it’s something that I can deal with, I’ll deal with it, but I just don’t know right now.”

Blake will receive an ultrasound Thursday to determine the severity of the injury. Which we can only hope is minimal as the 33-year-old has averaged 14 points, 4 rebounds and 2.5 assists through the Lakers first two postseason games.

Steve Nash, who returned for game 1 following an epidural to relieve pain in his hamstring,  has reportedly agitated the right hip injury he suffered last month.

“Unfortunately, I tweaked it in the first half,” said Nash. “I tried to keep going. It got worse as the game went on.”

Nash has averaged 12.5 points and 4.5 assists in 30 minutes through two games.

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