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Sunday, January 20, 2019

Taj Gibson, Joakim Noah ejected late in Game 2 (Video)

Taj Gibson and Joakim Noah were ejected from Game 2 of the Eastern Conference semifinals between the Miami Heat and Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night after arguing calls.

Gibson seemed to be upset about two calls in a row in the fourth quarter, including what appeared to be a goaltend by Chris Andersen on the previous possession. The refs probably weren’t as concerned with small calls since the Bulls were down by 35 points at the time.

After the missed goaltending call, Ray Allen drove, made a layup, and a foul was called on Marquis Teague, who barely touched him. Noah was on the bench at the time of the foul and began arguing it. He came off the bench to protest and was assessed his second technical foul (he received a tech in the first quarter for his skirmish with LeBron James). He was automatically ejected for receiving a second tech.

Then, Gibson began yapping during Allen’s technical free throw. He was assessed a technical foul, then swore at referee Scott Foster to get his second technical, leading to his ejection. He was fuming.

Here’s a shot of Noah coming off the bench to argue the call:

Joakim Noah bench

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