Heat give Bulls a whupping in Game 2

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.