His last line was duly noticed by the Heat, who bristled at his claim last season that Miami has the biggest collection of call-drawing floppers in the NBA, one that got Vogel fined by the league.
“It’s always good to get some motivation from the other side,” Heat forward Chris Bosh said.
Wade said he expected to see Indiana find its way to the East finals.
“We know this is a good team,” Wade said. “This team right here, they’re in the Eastern Conference finals for a reason. I expected to see them here. And I think it’s only right that we see them in the Eastern Conference finals, after the series we had last year.