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Heat Vs. Pacers: Erik Spoelstra And Dwyane Wade Respond To Frank Vogel

Once the second round matchup with the Miami Heat was set, Indiana Pacers Head Coach Frank Vogel fired the opening salvo in a media war of words by calling Miami "floppers."

Heat Head Coach Erik Spoelstra told the Miami Sun Sentinel what he thought of Vogel's claims in no uncertain terms:

"I could care less," Spoelstra said of Vogel making flopping a series talking point. "We could care less."

Heat All-Star Dwyane Wade also weighed in on Vogel's flopping charge:

"We understand that it's playoffs. There's a lot of things to be said, mind games to be thrown out there," he said. "We can't let that affect us.

The Heat/Pacers series just got a little more interesting. Game one of the series begins Sunday afternoon at 3:30 PM EST on ABC.

For more news, analysis, and discussion on the Heat, visit Peninsula Is Mightier and and SB Nation Tampa Bay. For the opponent's perspective throughout the series, check out Indy Cornrows and SB Nation Indiana. And for all your news and notes on the playoffs matchups, visit SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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