Nash has small nose fracture, says he will be fine

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PHOENIX -- Steve Nash has a small nasal fracture but says he doesn't expect it to be a problem for him in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals.

The Phoenix playmaker was hurt in a fourth-quarter collision with Derek Fisher in the Suns' 118-109 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night.

He spoke briefly with reporters after practice on Monday before leaving to have the nose put back in place by a specialist.

The official diagnosis was a "minimally displaced nasal fracture with displaced cartilage."

Nash played the fourth quarter of Game 4 of the Western Conference semifinals with his right eye swollen shut after taking an inadvertent elbow from San Antonio's Tim Duncan.

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