Game 5: Los Angeles Lakers at Orlando Magic, 8 p.m. on ABC

Missed free throws killed the Magic in Game 4, but the Magic didn’t go “Coach Carter” and shoot free throws until the gym closed. “We’re not going to spend ten hours in the gym and shoot a million free throws,” Stan Van Gundy said. “That’s something that improves over time. “The free-throw shooting can be frustrating at times. It doesn’t upset me. It’s not a lack of effort or execution, and it’s not a lack of work. Dwight’s free-throw shooting has improved significantly, especially in big situations over the course of the playoffs, because he’s really put in the time. “They didn’t drop the other night. Hedo has always been a pretty good free-throw shooter, even in the clutch. They didn’t go in the other night. That’s not something that I concern myself with a whole lot.” “It’s unfortunate. It happens. That’s just not something that upsets me really in any way.”

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