You think the Bulls would have learned their lesson from Wednesday when the Heat “Danza Slapped” them. Instead, the Bulls wanted to top that by acting even dumber on Friday night. Well, they exceeded my expectations. That’s for sure. First, you have Nate Robinson getting fouled. Cool with me. Then, two seconds later, Joakim Noah thought he would get things started by pushing Chris Andersen out of the way when it was clear, that he wasn’t doing anything at that moment. Technical foul.
Then, LeBron James gets a technical foul by pushing down Nazr Mohammed. What happens next? Nazr gets up and pushes LeBron down to the floor. Great idea! Now, Joakim is stuck playing even more minutes on two bad feet. Apparently, the competition between the Bulls on who was going to get a technical foul next was still going well after game two.
Magic Johnson said at halftime of the game that the Bulls COULD win the series if they just play smart and not let anything get to them. Apparently, no one told him that the Bulls aren’t smart and they aren’t coached by a smart basketball person either. If Thibodeou was, in any way, decent, he would have told his players before the game, “Don’t be idiots. Play the game and don’t retaliate.” OK. So if they push you or just foul you, don’t push back and don’t say anything. Simple, right? Well, for any other team, maybe. Instead, the Vancouver Canucks of basketball continue to be morons by starting fights with the other team and giving away points in terms of free throws.
What’s that you say? Free throws? Oh, yes. The Bulls missed eight of them. Make those free throws and you’re probably watching overtime. Let’s not forget that the Heat were getting pretty much half of their free throws gift-wrapped to them. They made 26 out of 30 and that sealed the Bulls’ fate.
Game three is Monday night.