Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 5/9/13
The Chicago Bulls’ 115-78 loss to the Miami Heat in Game 2 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series was the worst playoff loss in franchise history, but “it’s not the end of the world” said Joakim Noah after the game. “We didn’t play well, but it’s not the end of the world,” Noah said late Wednesday, via the Chicago Tribune. “It’s 1-1 and it’s going to be a big Game 3 in Chicago.” The Heat scored 28 points off 19 turnovers. “The live-ball turnover really hurt us; you put them in the open floor,” Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said. “And then I thought the frustration level of maybe not getting calls on drives, so now instead of sprinting back to get set, we’re complaining to the officials and they’re laying it in. You can’t do that. If you have a point to make to an official, there’s an appropriate time to do that, and it’s during a dead ball. When the ball is live you have one responsibility, get back and get set, help your team.” Noah, who was ejected from Game 2 along with Taj Gibson, believes the team will be ready to play in Game 3 on Friday. “They played very well,” Noah said of the Heat. “They were very aggressive. They played very physical. They beat us in every aspect of the game, but we feel like we’re capable of playing a lot better and we’re very excited at the opportunity of playing Game 3 at home.” Bulls forward Loul Deng is expected to rejoin the team Thursday, he and Kirk Hinrich, who will have a second MRI on his left calf, are doubtful for Game 3. “They’re day-to-day. They have to focus on their rehab,” said Thibodeau. ”The guys we have, they’ve got focus on getting the job done. So we need to concentrate a lot better and be ready to go when that ball goes up.” The Bulls previous worst was 26 points.  They trailed by as many as 46 in Game 2, shooting just 35.5 percent, and giving up 56 points in the paint. The post Joakim Noah on worst playoff loss: “It’s not the end of the world” appeared first on Sports Glory.
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