Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 4/20/13
The Los Angeles Lakers won't be in full force come Sunday for Game 1 of the first round of the 2013 postseason, but they might be getting a little bit more help with Steve Nash. Nash told the LA Times that he's "very optimistic" about playing in the opening game against the San Antonio Spurs. "Mentally, I'm chomping at the bit. Physically, I'm getting there,”  Nash said. “I'm very optimistic that I'll play on Sunday. I just don't want to over-promise and get ahead of myself." While that seems like good news for Lakers fans, Nash's further comments might lead some to believe he might be getting a little ahead of himself. Nash said he’s not pain-free but that he feels "less inhibited." "I couldn't sprint," he said. "There was too much inhibition from the nerve. It was just shutting me down whenever I tried to cover some ground. That's why I couldn't play the last few weeks, it's hard to play an NBA game if you can't change ends of the floor." With Nash
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