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|4/26/2013||Steve Nash, PG||The Lakers ruled out Nash (strained right hamstring) shortly before game time sunday against the Spurs.
Analysis: Darius Morris, who realizes he can't compare to Nash, is in the lineup in his place.
|4/26/2013||Steve Blake, PG||Blake sat out for the Lakers in Sunday's 21-point playoff loss to the Spurs.
Analysis: Blake has a strained right hamstring for LA. His season is over.
|4/26/2013||Stephen Curry, G||Curry is in Golden State's starting lineup for Game 3 against the Denver Nuggets on Friday night despite a sprained left ankle. The Warriors released their lineup about 15 minutes before the game.
Analysis: Curry jumped rope, ran dashes and went through his normal shooting routine while wearing a white brace around his ankle a couple hours earlier. Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he didn't know if Curry had taken, or would take, a pain-killing injection as the guard suggested he might.
|4/26/2013||J.R. Smith, G-F||Smith was ejected from Friday night's playoff game against Boston for elbowing Celtics guard Jason Terry in the face.
Analysis: Terry was guarding Smith with about 7 minutes left in the game when Smith swung his elbows widely, catching Terry in the face. Terry popped up and had to be restrained by teammates, coach Doc Rivers and referee Dan Crawford. The officials immediately called a foul, and after video review ruled it a Flagrant 2, meaning an automatic ejection.
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