Mike D'Antoni, Steve Nash's longtime coach in Phoenix, said he couldn't recall Nash ever missing one of two late-game free throws, much less both.
D'Antoni hinted that maybe it was the pressure of how important every victory is to the Lakers as they endeavor to enter the playoff picture that contributed to Nash missing both free throws Sunday in Detroit with the Lakers ahead by one point in the final seconds.

Nash said no, in fact, he felt "calm" about it. He thought both felt good and were going in, too.
They didn't -- as shocking to Nash as anyone -- and even though they didn't cost the Lakers the game, they did cost Nash something.
He has lost the all-time free-throw percentage lead (minimum of 1,200 attempts) back to Mark Price, who sits comfortably in retirement at 90.3895 percent for his career. By missing the two free throws after going 39 for 41 previously this season, Nash dropped to 90.3588 for his career.
That means more work for Nash to do in order to pass Price, which he did earlier this season after trailing Price at various times last season. Nash went into last season with the edge over Price, but went back and forth throughout the season with Phoenix.
Nash recalled once missing two free throws late in a game "12 or 14 years ago" with Dallas -- and it costing the Mavericks the game when the Clippers' Glen Rice nailed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.
D'Antoni otherwise was pretty right. Before Sunday, Nash hadn't missed two foul shots in the final 10 seconds of the fourth quarter since April 14, 2003 -- with Dallas in a game he also didn't lose. Nash hadn't missed a single free throw in the final minute of the fourth quarter since Jan. 20, 2012 -- which meant he was 33 for 33 until clanked those two Sunday.