LeBron James expects referees to establish even more control of the Miami Heat's physical playoff series with the Chicago Bulls in the aftermath of their blowout victory in Game 2, which included two ejections.

Chicago center Joakim Noah and forward Taj Gibson were tossed with 10 minutes left in a game in which the Heat and Bulls combined for 60 free throws, 51 fouls, nine technical fouls and a flagrant foul 1.

The Heat evened the series with a 115-78 victory that was both the most lopsided playoff win in franchise history and the largest postseason loss ever by the Bulls.

"I understand the refs are going to try to control the game as much as possible, so you have to adjust to it," James said Thursday as the Heat wrapped up preparations in Miami before flying to Chicago for Game 3 on Friday. "We know definitely this game is going to be physical and we look forward to it. It's a rivalry with this (Bulls) team. They don't like us. We don't like them. That's how it is."

Players and coaches from both teams said they don't want to see matters get out of hand the way they did at times Wednesday. After Chicago's upset victory in the series opener, Game 2 opened with Nate Robinson getting knocked into a row of court-side cameramen by a hard foul from Heat forward Udonis Haslem.

Bulls guard Marco Belinelli appeared to retaliate on the Heat's first possession when he grabbed Dwyane Wade around the shoulders to prevent a breakaway layup attempt. Wade then tossed the ball back toward Belinelli and was assessed with the first of a slew of technical fouls that were to come.

James said Thursday the Heat are prepared to play another physical game Friday and expects the Bulls to respond with their typical brand of energy and relentless defense when the series shifts to the United Center.