Nash listed as doubtful for tonight's preseason game against Charlotte after suffering another mild ankle sprain

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PHOENIX (AP) -- Phoenix Suns guard Steve Nash is listed as doubtful for tonight's preseason home game against Charlotte after suffering another mild sprain to his right ankle in yesterday's practice.

Nash first sprained the ankle in Wednesday's game at Atlanta.

That prompted the Suns to keep him out of Thursday's practice and Friday's preseason game against Denver in Syracuse, New York.

Phoenix stands 2-3 on the preseason.

The Bobcats come to town winless in five games under new head coach Larry Brown.

Brown says he'll start playing his starters more minutes this week when Charlotte closes its preseason schedule with three games on the West Coast starting tonight at the US Airways Center.