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
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.