Vogel didn't seem to disagree but said there were extenuating circumstances.
"That is the dilemma they present when they have (Chris) Bosh at the 5 and their ability to space the floor," Vogel said. "We tried to switch on everything and force a contested jump shot, but we pushed up too much, and LeBron beat us off the bounce."
Vogel said that had he opted to keep Hibbert in the game, a Bosh jumper likely would have become a first or second option, the theory being that Hibbert can't guard him away from the hoop. Bosh wound up with 17 points.
"The way it worked out, we would have rather had Roy in the game," Vogel said. "But if Bosh makes a jumper, we are all talking about that."
Vogel also said he will re-evaluate his plan for Game 2.
"I think," he said, "we'll probably have Roy in the game the next time."
NOTES: Heat starting PG Mario Chalmers (bruised shoulder) left the game in the third quarter and did not return. ... The Heat shot 16-for-25 (64 percent) from the free-throw line. ... Miami got a boost from reserve F Chris Andersen, who scored 16 points in 18 minutes. He was 7-for-7 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the foul line. ... Wade, who scored 19 points, was wearing a bulkier brace than usual on his right knee, but he also seemed to have more spring in his vertical leap and lateral movement. ... James picked up two first-quarter fouls for just the third time all season. The last time it happened was in December.