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Steve Blake out against San Antonio Spurs

November 12, 2012|By Eric Pincus
  • Steve Blake boxes out David Lee as Lee attempts to save the ball from going out of bounds.
Steve Blake boxes out David Lee as Lee attempts to save the ball from going… (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles…)

The Lakers have announced that Steve Blake has suffered a minor abdominal strain and is listed a day to day.

Blake left midway in the first quarter Sunday night in the Lakers' 103-90 victory over the Sacramento Kings.

The Lakers will have to face the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night without Blake, who will sit out after his ultrasound exam by Dr. Steven Yoon revealed the strain.

Steve Nash is still unavailable with a non-displaced leg fracture, which leaves second-year point guard Darius Morris and veteran Chris Duhon.

Morris has been ahead of Duhon in the rotation, which suggests he would get the call to start against Tony Parker of the Spurs.

Through five games, Morris is averaging 6.6 points while shooting 45.5% from the field and 45.5% from three-point range. Blake has averaged 5.1 points on 35.3% and 40%, respectively.

Duhon has made only three appearances for a total of 20 minutes this season.

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You can email Eric Pincus at eric.pincus@gmail.com and follow him on Twitter @EricPincus.

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