Tiger Fight, September 25. In the fourth game of the Western Conference Finals that ended today, the Lakers defeated the Nuggets 114-108, and the series scored 3-1 to get the match point. After the game, Lakers coach Frank Vogel accepted a media interview.
Speaking of the team's center Dwight Howard's starting performance, Vogel said: "Dwight brings energy. He proved that we want to work harder than our opponents in every game. He played extremely hard. And tough, he really set the tone of the game for us."
Speaking of the reason for the withdrawal of JaVale McGee in this game, Vogel said: "We lost the third game. In that loss, his sense of energy, you know, it will Contagious, we know what he can do when facing this group of matches. We just want to stick to our regular starting lineup at the beginning of the series, and then adjust according to the progress of the series. Our series starts 2-0. Lost the third game and played badly. This performance has nothing to do with the starting lineup arrangement, but it did make us lose the third game. I just want to give him some playing time and send him on the court in the second quarter. "
In this game, Howard played 23 minutes, 5 of 6 shots, 12 points, 11 rebounds and 1 assist; McGee played 5 minutes and got 1 rebound.