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 forward LeBron James was interviewed.
Talking about the role of teammate Alex Caruso, James said: "Alex Caruso is the true definition of'opportunity meets preparation'. He has been preparing for this moment for a long time. All he needs is one Opportunity. Luke (Wharton) gave him a chance last season, and now coach Vogel and our coaching staff have also given him a chance on a larger stage. And he seized the opportunity, he took the opportunity with all his strength, He is improving every minute on the court. He is still learning."
"Every game is a learning experience for him, because his NBA experience is still new. Early in his career, he worked hard in the Development League for a long time. When I first met him in our training, what impressed him the most was not his amazing It’s his athleticism, but his defensive performance and how he uses his brain in the game. I was immediately attracted by that kind of player because everyone is talking about the physical aspect of playing, how high you can jump, how fast you can run Things like that, but the mind is what gets you to the next level. I see this from AC, and he keeps learning and improving, and he brings us outstanding performance." James said.
In this game, James played 40 minutes, 15 of 25 shots, 38 points, 16 rebounds, 10 assists and 1 steal; Caruso played 26 minutes, 5 of 7 shots and 11 points, 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 1 steal and 1 block.