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Lakers’ Frank Vogel on preparation for NBA Finals closeout game

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The Los Angeles Lakers enter Game 5 of the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat having a commanding 3-1 lead. A win later tonight would mean the Lakers are the champions and the season will come to an end.

According to the Lakers head coach Frank Vogel, the team is not thinking about that. Instead, the focus is on improving their game on both ends of the floor.

“All year long the focus has remained on the task at hand. Not on what’s going to happen if we execute. The result has never been at the forefront of our minds,” Vogel said.

“And right now we’re not thinking about that. We’re not thinking about tomorrow. We’re not thinking about win or lose. We’re thinking about how to guard pick ‘n’ rolls, how to execute better offensively with turning the basketball over.

“All those types of things that fall in the bucket of process and the task at hand. More so than what the result is going to lead to if we’re able to have success and get one more win.”

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