It’s very simple for the Lakers: They win most of their games when LeBron James plays and lose most of their games when he doesn't. With him sidelined for 23 of the Lakers' last 25 games, they've fallen to No. in the West — as low as they have been since December.
Warriors rookie James Wiseman is in "great spirits" as he recovers from last month's surgery to repair the torn meniscus in his right knee, Steve Kerr revealed Saturday.
Both the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers and the Phoenix Suns find themselves a game behind where they want to be with only five games remaining in the regular season for each. The Lakers (37-30) are No. in the Western Conference, in position to participate in the NBA's play-in tournamentto reach the playoffs.