Bulls: Joakim Noah ejected, goes on expletive-laced rant on refs

Bulls: Joakim Noah ejected, goes on expletive-laced rant on refs
February 3, 2014, 11:00 pm
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In a matchup against one of the NBA's biggest hotheads, it was Joakim Noah -- not DeMarcus Cousins -- who lost his cool Monday night against the Kings.

Midway through the third quarter, Noah was called for a questionable foul call while boxing out Cousins. Noah didn't appreciate the call and let the referees know it, resulting in his second technical foul of the evening -- he had picked up his first technical earlier in the quarter after arguing a non-call on the offensive end.

But Noah wasn't done after picking up the second technical which, by rule, ejected him from the game. He appeared to scream expletives while pointing at each referee before being escorted off the court by a Bulls assistant.

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The Bulls were outscored 48-30 after Noah's ejection.

He finished with four points, four rebounds, two assists and three personal fouls in 19 minutes. It ended a streak of 18 games in a row with double-digit rebounds.

It's likely Noah will face a fine for the outburst, and potentially a suspension. The Bulls play tomorrow night in Phoenix.

Cousins finished with 25 points, 16 rebounds and four assists in Sacramento's 99-70 win.