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

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target="_blank">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.

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That isn’t anything

target="_blank">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

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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.

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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.

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BILLBOARD MADNESS

The trash talking started even before the two teams got on the

floor Wednesday — this time courtesy of an

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target="_blank">electronic Chicago billboard.

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But the dig backfired on this night after

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target="_blank">the Heat routed the Bulls. What will the

billboard be on Thursday? We can’t wait to see.