LeBron: Refs Need to Control Physicality
Miami HEAT forward LeBron James expects referees to establish even more control of the Miami HEAT’s physical playoff series with the Chicago Bulls in the aftermath of their blowout victory in Game 2, which included two ejections.
“I understand the refs are going to try to control the game as much as possible, so you have to adjust to it,” James said Thursday, as the HEAT wrapped up preparations in Miami before flying to Chicago for Game 3 on Friday. “We know definitely this game is going to be physical and we look forward to it. It’s a rivalry with this (Bulls) team. They don’t like us. We don’t like them. That’s how it is.”
Bulls center Joakim Noah and forward Taj Gibson were tossed with 10 minutes left in a game in which the HEAT and Bulls combined for 60 free throws, 51 fouls, nine technical fouls and a flagrant-foul 1.