NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat
Sunday, October 4, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers
Game 3: Postgame
Miami Heat 115, Los Angeles Lakers 104
Q. I know you talked about this in the first quarter
interview, the 10 turnovers in that first quarter, how did
you think that was emblematic of just the general
effort, if at all?
FRANK VOGEL: It wasn’t about effort. It was just about
execution, but again credit their defense. They played a
terrific game, forced a lot of those turnovers. We’ll look at
the tape and see how we can be better.
Q. You mentioned the turnovers. Does it feel like a
different series now? Obviously they got their first win
on the board, but with the looming potential return of
Bam Adebayo, what does it feel like preparing for
Game 4 as you turn the page?
FRANK VOGEL: Well, we’ve had great respect for this
team from the start. That didn’t change after Game 1 and
that didn’t change after Game 2. Even with guys out, we
still have great respect and we saw that in Game 2 what
they are capable of from an offensive firepower standpoint
and defensive competitiveness standpoint. So they are
going to be a great opponent with those guys or without
Q. It’s another tough night for Danny and KCP,
obviously in that starting lineup, they held space and
it’s a dangerous weapon against the zone. What do
you see out of their performance the last two games,
and they have been through slumps before, but is
there a way to get them through that?
FRANK VOGEL: Yeah, just stay the course. Those guys
have been fine. They have been great for us all year. We
have to execute as a group better. If we execute as a
group better, have more intent to get higher shot quality,
then those guys will be fine.
Q. Did it bother you at all that a couple of your players
walked off the court before the game was over with?
FRANK VOGEL: I think they thought the game was over. I
don’t think they realized there was point-whatever still on
Q. Did you think you got thrown out rhythm by the
early foul trouble? I know LeBron came back in pretty
FRANK VOGEL: What was the question?
Q. Did you think you never got a rhythm with the
Davis early foul trouble in that first quarter?
FRANK VOGEL: Yeah, I mean, I think that impacted us
some but we’ve been in foul trouble before, and you have
to play through it. That’s part of the game. We see that all
throughout the course of the season and in the playoffs,
and you know, you have to be able to adapt and adjust.
Probably had a small factor on our offensive rhythm, but
we’ve just got to be better overall on both ends.
Q. Jimmy Butler in his walk-off interview mentioned
the key to this series is keeping you guys off the
boards. How do you guys play the way you want to
play while also limiting Jimmy Butler?
FRANK VOGEL: We definitely have to do a better job on
Jimmy. What did he have, 40 and 13? Identifying the right
situations to help, the right situations not to help. We didn’t
do a good job in those situations, but obviously we’ll look at
the tape and see ways we can be better.
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NBA Finals: Lakers vs. Heat