Game 3 preview: Same lineup for Bulls
The one interesting sight at Friday's shootaround was Tom Thibodeau coaching Derrick Rose during his usual post-practice workout. Rose would practice a move and Thibs would say something like, "Try this" or "Work on that."
Still no sign of Rose playing in tonight's Game 3 at the United Center. Luol Deng and Kirk Hinrich have also been ruled out.
In the meantime, the NBA assigned noted hard-line referee Joe Crawford to tonight's game. The Bulls should have learned in Game 2 not to let calls or officials get them distracted. They've got to be sharp and stick to the game plan to stay with Miami.
Game 2 featured 9 technical fouls (6 on the Bulls), along with a flagrant (on Miami's Chris Andersen) and ejections of Joakim Noah and Taj Gibson.