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September 26, 2000
PROFILE: Steve Nash
Nash a sore winner

By CRAIG DANIELS -- Toronto Sun

  SYDNEY -- Steve Nash is hurt -- again.

 Nash, Canada's point guard and inspiration leader who choreographed his team's improbable win over Yugoslavia, bruised his left knee on the second possession of the second half early yesterday morning.

 The Victoria native fell to the floor on his back, holding his left knee.

 "He's sore, really sore," Canada's coach Jay Triano said. "He's hurt, but he's not injured,"

 The injury is to the same knee that Nash bruised in the tournament's first game, when he knocked knees with teammate Peter Guarasci.

 Nash struggled to move laterally to his left on defence for the rest of the Yugoslavia game, something the Yugoslavs tried to take advantage of in the second half.

 "It's nothing that will threaten my career," Nash said. "I'm still pretty hard to guard."
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