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Steve Nash injury: Lakers point guard OK after turning ankle

Los Angeles Lakers PG Steve Nash is not expected to miss any time after tweaking his ankle in last night's exhibition loss to the Sacramento Kings.

Stephen Dunn

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will reportedly be OK after twisting his right ankle in Sunday night's exhibition game against the Sacramento Kings, according to Mike Trudell of Lakers.com.

Nash left the game after turning his ankle in a collision with Kings point guard Isiah Thomas but was able to return and play the final 8:46 of the fourth quarter after getting his ankle re-taped.

For now, the injury is being called a tweak, and Nash expects to play in the team's final two exhibition games, according to Dave McMenamin of ESPN LA. Here's what Nash told McMenamin about his reasoning to why he's electing not to rest:

"I need some time to play. I didn't play basketball a lot this summer. So, I stayed in shape, but I just need reps. More than anything I need time with my teammates getting an understanding for them and the offense."

Nash played a total of 32 minutes in Sunday's 99-92 loss to the Kings. He finished the night shooting 2 of 6 for six points with five rebounds, five assists and four turnovers.