Little Heat-Bulls Fracas

Last night's Heat-Bulls game was really bad for the Heat. They just didn't look very good. Loul Deng, Kirk Hinrich, and Ben Gordon all got into the red zone time and again.

And James Posey got crazy, which could cause problems. Ira Winderman explains:

More bad news? With the game already decided, James Posey threw an open-court shoulder into Bulls guard Kirk Hinrich with 3:15 to play. Posey was ejected for the same type of needless play that led to a one-game suspension for Sacramento forward Ron Artest last week.

It looks like Stu Jackson again will hold some of the Heat's playoff fate in his hands.

Winderman also has this good line:

Pat Riley went with Antoine Walker on the starting front line instead of Posey because of Walker's offensive versatility. Walker certainly did a variety of things in the first half. And they certainly were offensive.

Scott Skiles talks about the fracas, and says it looked like James Posey really wanted to hit somebody. (He also says he doesn't think it was really a big deal, but that vein sticking out of his forehead makes it hard to believe.)

Posey defied credibility by saying he was just getting back on defense. Whatever. Watch the highlights. Listen to Pat Riley.