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 Dwight Howard was interviewed by the media.
Speaking of my struggles in the past few years, Howard said: “I have experienced a lot of ups and downs in the past few years, undergoing many surgeries, and everything that happened makes this moment more special. I just want to enjoy this moment. I am grateful. I know that our work has not been completed, but I am grateful. Returning to the finals, I will fully grasp this opportunity. It is one of the hardest things to reach the finals, so I am grateful."
Speaking of his children seeing him on the sidelines to win the Western Conference championship trophy, Howard said: "This means everything to me, I will never forget this moment."
Speaking of reaching the finals again after 11 years, Howard said: "It is to always keep the faith and never give up on yourself. Others may give up on you, whether it is friends or family or whoever, but you should never give up on yourself. Stay focused during this process. You never know what will come after you overcome the difficulties, so you just need to keep going. I keep telling myself, don’t give up, don’t give up, keep going."
In this game, Howard played 35 minutes, made 3 of 4 shots, scored 9 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks.