Steve Nash remains game-time decision against Golden State

OAKLAND — It remains to be seen whether the Lakers will receive an early Christmas present in the form of their star point guard returning.

Steve Nash remains a game-time decision for the the Lakers’ (12-14) game tonight against the Golden State Warriors (18-9) at Oracle Arena. The Lakers did not have morning shootaround today.

Following Friday’s practice, Nash considered it a “low chance” he would play against Golden State after missing the past 24 games because of a fractured left leg. Nash has practiced the past two days in five-on-five contact drills for the first time since fracturing his left fibula Oct. 31 during a collision with Portland guard Damian Lillard.

Nash still out some hope he could play in case his body responded fine to his increased activity. Regardless, Nash said he’s “definitely” playing when the Lakers host the New York Knicks (19-7) on Christmas Day.

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