Saturday Morning Suicides: Heat outsmart Bulls in 104-94 Game 2 victory; Tony Parker revives Spurs against Warriors in 102-92 win
Chicago’s Nazr Mohammed used all six of his fouls on this retaliatory shove to LeBron James.
The Chicago Bulls had a series split in Miami and were heading home with home court advantage and maybe even the support of the officials heading into Game 2. All of the above went out the window when Joakim Noah received a technical foul for an unprovoked shove and Nazr Mohommed was ejected for shoving LeBron James to the floor minutes later. As the Bulls became emotionally unglued the Miami Heat maintained their cool and defeated the Bulls 104-94.
I guess Tony Parker needed to remind us there was another guard in this series who actually has some championship hardware. T-Pain scored 32 points and handed out 5 assists in the Spurs 102-92 Game 3 victory. The Warriors tandem of Steph Curry and Klay Thompson shot a combined 12 for 37.
Heat 104 – Bulls 94 – Chicago threw home court advantage out the window with boneheaded actions. The Bulls actions countered what was considered a great shooting night. The Bulls shot 46 percent from the floor and scored 44 points in the paint (Miami 28). Three technicals and one ejection were handed out (all in the first half). The Bulls were called for 30 fouls to 20 for Miami. Joakim Noah and Marco Belinelli fouled out and Jimmy Butler ended with five.
LeBron James scored a game-high 25 points and handed out 7 assists. Chris Bosh scored 20 points and pulled down 19 boards. Chicago was led by Carlos Boozer with 21 points and Joakim Noah had a team-high 11 rebounds. Nate Robinson finished with 17 points and 7 assists.
Heat lead 2-1.
Spurs 102 – Warriors 92 – The Spurs fought off a fourth quarter rally by Golden State to pull out Game 3. The Warriors cut San Antonio’s lead to one with a 9-0 run to open the final quarter. The Spurs then went on an 11-1 run to open their lead to 90-79. The Warriors never recovered — getting no closer than five points the rest of the way. The Warriors have a major injury concern as Steph Curry rolled his left ankle with less than five minutes remaining. Curry left the arena without taking questions.
Tim Duncan had 23 points, 10 boards and 2 blocked shots. Kawhi Leonard had 15 points and 9 boards. Klay Thompson had a team-high 17 points for Golden State, Curry added 16 points and Andrew Bogut grabbed 12 rebounds.
Spurs lead 2-1.
Did I go back too far?