Center Joakim Noah wasn't the only Bulls player to let his emotions get the best of him in Game 3 on Sunday against the Miami Heat. Forward Luol Deng, who had another tough fourth quarter in Game 3 — two points on 1-for-4 shooting — blamed himself for getting irked by some calls that didn't go the Bulls' way in their 96-85 loss. ''Some of the calls got to me a little bit,'' Deng said Monday. ''I've got to do a better job of not allowing that. I felt there were some calls we should have gotten that we didn't. That's how it goes sometimes.'' The Bulls were called for 24 fouls; the Heat was called for 17. The Bulls shot 21 free throws; the Heat shot 29. And even though Deng said the officiating hasn't been one-sided, the Bulls are starting to speak up. Deng was called for a near-phantom foul on a three-pointer by LeBron James in the first quarter. After a timeout later in the quarter, coach Tom Thibodeau had an animated discussion with referee Steve Javie. Seven seconds after play resumed, Javie called a cheapie on the Heat's Mike Miller on a rebound.
Frustration got to Bulls' Luol Dengi in Game 4, too
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