Steve Blake to Play in Game 2

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After missing the last three games with the chickenpox, Steve Blake practiced Monday and said that he will play in Game 2.

As far as how much he will be able to contribute, Blake had this to say to a group of reporters on Monday:

I don’t know how many minutes I will be able to play or not, its kind of up in the air. That’s always up to coach.” Blake said.

Being out for an extended period of time has affected Blake’s conditioning, and he said that has been the toughest part.

You just get tired really fast, getting your feet back under you, your mind still thinks you can move a certain way, but you’re a step slow.” Blake explained.

Just to be certain, Blake went to the doctor’s, and confirmed that he is 100% healthy, and no longer contagious.

Blake averaged 4.0 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 2.2 assists during the regular season.

David Brickley is a columnist for LakerNation.com and the host of Voice of the Nation, the most listened to Lakers podcast on the web. Find him on Twitter.
  • Hobojinobe

    hope he plays better in the playoffs, farmar averaged 3 more points during the reg season, maan lakers need a decent young point guard! got a ninja in my head

    • Anonymous

      great We are going to need him I think we Missed blakes 3 point shooting in game 1 just make sure He is Chicken Pox are gone 100%

    • Anonymous

      great We are going to need him I think we Missed blakes 3 point shooting in game 1 just make sure He is Chicken Pox are gone 100%

  • MARC_pando

    Maybe he can spread the chicken pox to the opponents esp to KDurant who has disgusting puss filled zits all over his face ALL THE TIME and to Bron, Dwade, and any Celdick!!! lol

  • 7th man

    STEVE BLAKES NEW NICKNAME IS SPOT! http://bit.ly/a6iLTr