Miami Heat and the Chicago Bulls scrapped up again and this one was early in the game as Nazr Mohammed was ejected following a hard push on LeBron James after the whistle.
It looks as if missed calls once again got under the Bulls skin. Mohammed ran up to James, who was running the ball up and he hacked James stopping a possible fastbreak from taking place. James then rolled over his shoulder and Mohammed went down. The officials gave James a tech, but Mohammed immediately got up and pushed James to the floor.
The sin there was the continuation of Mohammed's aggressiveness following the whistle. Prior to the play, Taj Gibson drove to the lane and put up a shot. He was sandwiched between to Heat players, but there was no call. James got a hold of the ball and he pushed it up the floor before his encounter with Mohammed.
Earlier in the game, Chris Andersen, Nate Robinson and Joakim Noah had an altercation. Robinson was driving to the basket, Andersen picked up a block, but Robinson fell under Andersen and Miami picked up the foul. Andersen remained on top of Robinson, sort of like a wrestler casually pinning his opponent on the mat. Noah knocked Andersen over and off of Robinson. Noah took the tech.
In total so far, with 7 minutes left in the second quarter, there are 15 fouls, three techs and an ejection.
Mohammed should have been smarter. Because of his lack of discipline, the Bulls have an even shorter bench. Currently, the Bulls are up 41-36. Stay tuned as we bring you more updates from this super physical game as Miami and Chicago had made it clear that they were not going to get along in this game.