PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix Suns veteran starters Steve Nash and Grant Hill are sitting out Friday night against the New Jersey Nets because of injuries.
Suns coach Alvin Gentry says the 37-year-old Nash has a “charley horse” type injury — technically a right quad contusion — and the 39-year-old Hill has a right quad tendon strain. Both injuries occurred in Phoenix’s home loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Thursday. Nash also is bothered by a sore back, a condition that has flared up on him throughout his career.
Ronnie Price started at point guard in Nash’s place. Shannon Brown took Hill’s spot in the starting lineup.