Tiger Fight, October 7th. In the fourth game of the finals that ended today, the Lakers defeated the Heat 102-96, and the series scored 3-1 to get the match point. After the game, Lakers player Anthony Davis was interviewed by the media.
Speaking of head coach Frank Vogel shaping the team's defense throughout the season, Davis said: "He has been emphasizing team defense since day one. Obviously, you should know that he is a defensive coach. We know that if we want to win, we have to defend well. As for the offensive end, you can look at some teams. When I was in New Orleans, we were able to score 130 points, but if we don’t defend, we will always Will not break through the second round of the Western Conference. This is a cliche, you will always hear such words, defense wins the championship. So if you want to win, you have to defend well, this is what we do, The coach said from the first day that we want to become a defensive team, because good defense can counterattack, we want to run and fight. Our players listen to the coach’s teachings, trust each other, and actively communicate when changing defenses , That’s why we are so frustrated when there is a problem with our defense. Our players are proud of their defensive performance. We polish the defense every time we train because it helps us achieve our ultimate goal."
Speaking of the physical confrontation of the eyes and other parts in the game, Davis said: "I'm fine. In the basketball round, such a game will happen. This is the NBA Finals. The game is full of confrontation. Players are hit. It often happens, you need to keep everything on the court. JaVale (McGee) told me before the game that it is normal to be exhausted when he returns to the locker room at the end of the game. Such rounds happen randomly and get hit in the eyes. , Getting hit in the leg, you need to shake your shoulders and stick to the game. We have a two-day break to recover health and prepare for the fifth game."
In this game, Davis played 42 minutes, made 8 of 16 shots, had 22 points, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 4 blocks.