Miami Heat give Chicago Bulls a whupping in Game 2 of Eastern Conference semifinals.
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.