|Suns guard Steve Nash leaves with back spasms|
|Written by Admin|
|Monday, 29 December 2008 16:18|
Nash played just over nine minutes before being replaced by Leandro Barbosa. He had yet to take a shot but had recorded two assists.
It's the second game this season Nash has left because of back spasms. He also exited in the final 5 minutes of a 105-92 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Nov. 20.
Five days later in the Suns' last visit to Oklahoma City, Nash began a hot stretch by scoring 20 points and recording season-highs with 15 assists and eight rebounds in leading Phoenix back from a 16-point deficit for a 99-98 win.
Since then, Nash was averaging 17.5 points and 9.5 assists over his last 12 games. He averaged 13.5 points and 7.6 assists in his first 13 games of the season.