Tiger Fight, October 7th. In the finals that ended today, the Lakers defeated the Heat 102-96 and led by 3-1. After the game, Lakers forward LeBron James was interviewed on the sidelines.
When asked how he felt in this game, James said: "It feels like a finals. I feel that both teams are desperate. They understand their respective positions and strive for extra rounds. Performed on the offensive end. Try to avoid making mistakes on the defensive end. This is the most important thing."
Speaking of the contribution of the team's role players today, James said: "We are a team that holds each other accountable. KCP (Pop) hit a three-pointer in front of their bench, and his offensive time counts from the top of the arc. A layup, Rondo's end of the rim, and his breakthrough to AD (Anthony Davis), AC (Alex Caruso) is always everywhere. We need bench players and starters Only by playing every second can you win tonight."
Talking about the key defense of teammate Anthony Davis, James said: "The standards of accountability between me and AD are higher than anyone else. This is the most critical. He challenges me every night, and I also challenge every night. He, it doesn’t matter whether the ball can be scored or not, we have to do things that can help the team win on both ends of the offense and defense. He was excellent tonight, accepting the challenge of defending Jimmy (Butler) from the beginning When he was switched to defender, he tried to limit the opponent, complete the block, and fight for us to get extra rounds on the offensive end."
In this game, James played 39 minutes and scored 28 points, 12 rebounds and 8 assists on 8 of 16 shots.