Miami Heat rout the Chicago Bulls, tying the series 1-1
After a game one loss on Monday on their own home court, the Miami Heat were looking to even things up as they took to the floor last night against the Chicago Bulls in Miami. With Chicago taking away home court advantage from the Heat, Miami must now win at least one in the windy city. Last night’s match was hard fought but Miami found themselves pulling away in the second half and eventually defeating the Bulls to even up the series.
The Miami Heat last night came up with it’s franchise’s biggest playoff win and the Bulls their biggest franchise playoff loss. It was a game that saw both teams go back and fourth in the first half but the second half belonged solely to the Heat.
Game 2 of the eastern conference semi-finals between the Bulls and Heat had nine technical fouls, six of which were on the Bulls. The Bulls also had two ejections, Joakim Noah was ejected with 10:13 left in the game and shortly after Taj Gibson joined Noah in the locker room after his ejection.
After the game Lebron James of the Heat said: “No matter if you win by 20, 30, or one point, it’s a 1-1 series. They came in and did their job. They got one on our floor and took home court. So, we’ve got to try to go to Chicago and get it back.”
So, now it is on to Chicago for game 3 where the Bulls hope to protect their home court and the Miami Heat hope to return the favor and get a win on the Bulls home court. It will be a hard fought battle and this series seems to just be heating up.
Game 3 of the eastern conference semi-finals between the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat will be live in Chicago this Friday.
After the game Joakim Noah, speaking of his ejection and the many technical calls the Bulls received said, “I don’t know how many techs we got. … I would call that not keeping your cool, not being very Zen. I just wanted to let the referee, I wanted to let him know, how I felt about the game,” Noah continued.
“Things don’t go your way, you’re competitors, you want to go out there and do everything you can when you feel you’re being cheated. You’re going to say something about it. But regardless we don’t place the blame on anybody else, we put it on our shoulders and we’ll play better,” Bulls forward Carlos Boozer said regarding his team’s loss and the mistakes they made.
The officiating in last night’s game was pretty questionable, as a few Bulls players along with TNT announcer and former Bulls player Steve Kerr would all agree.
Still, the Bulls suffered a big loss to the Miami Heat with the final score being 115-78.
Now, it is back to Chicago where Joakim Noah and the Bulls will be ready for Lebron James and the Miami Heat for game 3.
“We didn’t play well, but it’s not the end of the world. It’s 1-1, and it’s going to be a big game in Chicago,” Noah said at the end of game 2.