Tiger Fight, September 27. In the fifth game of the Western Conference Finals that ended today, the Lakers defeated the Nuggets 117-107, and the series scored 4-1 to advance to the finals. After the game, Lakers player Alex Caruso accepted a media interview.
Speaking of the progress since entering the isolated park, Caruso said: "This is a portrayal of my career. No matter what level I play, the more time I spend on the court, the better I will be. I have been waiting for this. Chances are, I played a two-way contract for two years before I got more playing time. In the end, my performance earned me a formal contract. Throughout the season, I still maintain this mentality, whenever I set foot on On the field, I will become better. I am learning this sport, adapting to speed and learning different technical movements. I am a smart player. Once I adapt, I know I can make a difference."
Speaking of the adjustments made by the head coach Frank Vogel during the series, Caruso said: "About Frank, one thing you have to pay tribute to is that he is always ready. He can watch videos better than anyone else. He has done a lot of analysis work. This is him. He is a bit like a ball idiot. He studies data, studies the effects of players, and studies how to make the team perform well. He works closely with the coaching staff to develop detailed When you have such a basketball mind in your locker room and such a coaching staff, you will be successful."
Speaking of the performance of his teammate LeBron James in the fourth quarter, Caruso said: "When I saw LeBron hit an outside shot at a critical moment, I knew that the opponent was finished, because I knew we would defend the opponent and we would play. Make enough rounds to control the game. For a guy like him, you just give him the ball and let him be himself. He is one of the best in history for a reason."
In this game, James played 40 minutes, 15 of 25 shots, 38 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists; Caruso played 26 minutes, 5 of 7 shots, 11 points, 2 rebounds and 4 assists.