I definitely don't agree with the NBA fining Vogel for this. He wasn't criticizing the refs. He was criticizing the Heat. I don't really see this as "planting seeds" in the refs' minds, but rather just putting something out there that needed to be stated.
I guess the NBA had to step in and defend the Heat on this one. We all know David Stern wouldn't want to see our small-market Pacers advance any further than necessary.
As a lifelong Pacer fan, I can't wait until the game starts tomorrow. I want to us to come out and punch them in the mouth (not exactly literally unless it's Hansbrough or Fesenko decking on of the Big Three).
I really hope we come out tomorrow with ENERGY and PASSION. Throw the first punch, set the tone, don't back down. I'm sure the Pacers are getting a healthy dose of this right now. Make us proud, boys.