Steve Nash is doubtful to play on Tuesday night, still struggling with hamstring and hip soreness.
"Steve is still experiencing some discomfort, and it's day to day and he'll keep trying to improve," said Coach Mike D'Antoni. "It's getting better but it's not quite there yet."
On Sunday, D'Antoni said he was hoping to have Nash back by Tuesday for the Lakers' battle against the New Orleans Hornets. Steve Blake will get the start instead.
The Lakers have five games remaining to make up ground on the eighth-place Utah Jazz. Unless the Jazz lose at least one game, the Lakers won't be able to catch them in the standings.