The Los Angeles Lakers are in desperate need of another point guard. How desperate, you ask? On Friday, when they lost to the Portland Trail Blazers, Alex Caruso was the only healthy point guard on their roster and he was played through a right foot contusion.
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.
Led by Walt Frazier and Willis Reed's heroics, the Knicks won their first championship on this day in 1970.