Steve Blake injury update: Abdomen injury leaves guard a game-time decision on Sunday

Russ Isabella-US PRESSWIRE

A lower abdomen injury kept Steve Blake out of Saturday practice and perhaps Sunday's game against the Houston Rockets

As reserve guard Steve Blake continues to nurse a lower abdomen injury, which kept him out of Saturday's practice, new Los Angeles Lakers head coach Mike D'Antoni says Blake will be a game-time decision to play on Sunday against the Houston Rockets, via Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News.

Mike D'Antoni says he will make his Lakers coaching debut on Sunday, but may be without his starting and backup point guards, if Blake is unable to go. The Lakers are already without starting point guard Steve Nash, who will miss at least one more week due to a leg fracture.

Blake, 32, has played in seven games this year and made five starts for the team. The veteran guard is averaging 5.1 points, 3.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 26 minutes of action per game.

If Blake is unavailable on Sunday, the Lakers will likely start Darius Morris at point guard. Morris started on Friday against the Phoenix Suns with both veteran point guards out.

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