Lakers Win in Steve Nash’s Return
The Lakers came to the place they know so well, where they’d done so much regular-season damage over the years, and glimpsed a future more promising than anything so far this season.
Steve Nash was back and so were the Lakers for a night, shaking off three utterly awful quarters to beat the Golden State Warriors in overtime, 118-115, Saturday at Oracle Arena.
“I thought there was some improvement in some areas,” Nash said. “I think we grew up a little bit, in the fact that we battled and hung in there.”
Nash had 12 points and nine assists in his first game back since sustaining a small fracture in his lower left leg. Metta World Peace had 20 points, including a three-pointer late in regulation that helped create overtime, as the Lakers rallied from 14 points down in the fourth quarter.
“The biggest thing is that he’s one of the best point guards to play the game in the last 10 years so obviously we should be better,” Lakers Coach Mike D’Antoni said before the game. “We’ll see what problems we still have and try to iron them out.”