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Heat give Bulls a whupping in Game 2

Wade, James on Game 2's physical battle
Wade, James on Game 2's physical battle
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It was simply ugly at AmericanAirlines Arena on Wednesday.

Fifty-one fouls, nine technicals and two ejections. Oh, and then there was the end result: Heat 115, Bulls 78.

The chippiness was palpable from the start. LeBron James and Joakim Noah got into it early and stayed at it for most of the game.

That isn’t anything new between these two. But it did set the tone for this virtual must-win game for the Heat.

The feistiness only escalated as the game became more lopsided. Early in the fourth quarter, Noah got tossed for arguing from the bench, then Taj Gibson became unglued and followed Noah after receiving two technicals.

If there's one guy who knows about knock-down, drag-out affairs, it's this guy.

But before Noah left, he got a parting shot from a Heat fan who was not saying he's No. 1.

The Heat expected this level of intensity and know it's only going to escalate from here.

And to cap the theme of the night, we present you with Dwyane Wade's jacket.

BILLBOARD MADNESS

The trash talking started even before the two teams got on the floor Wednesday -- this time courtesy of an electronic Chicago billboard.

But the dig backfired on this night after the Heat routed the Bulls. What will the billboard be on Thursday? We can't wait to see.

Tagged: Bulls, Heat, LeBron James, Joakim Noah

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