The Bulls took some licks last week from Heat players during a visit to Miami. Carlos Boozer said he didn't take offense, calling it "playoff basketball."

But he also made it clear Monday that the Bulls will be ready for future altercations.

"That's what we expect it to be going forward," Boozer said of the game's physical nature. "As a team we looked it at it and realized we should have been more physical. LeBron (James) and (Dwyane Wade) were trying to be more physical to our guards, and our guards have to be more physical. And our big men have to have their backs."