Winning this just got tougher. Scott Foster and Tony Brothers along with Sean Corbin are the refs tonight. I guess the odds makers saw the ref assignments.
Sorry but that is the significance of these refs? Serious question. I truly have no idea who they are.
Scott Foster and Tony Brothers are among the worst refs in the league. They often officiate with an agenda, whether league initiated or of their own preferences. I don't necessarily think it's an agenda against the Celtics because at times they have given the Celtics the benefit of the calls.
Foster was one of the refs who called Game 7 of the 2010 finals where in the 4th quarter the Lakers took 21 free throws to 6 for the Celtics after calling the game fairly evenly in the first 3 quarters. I've always thought that was a conscious effort to keep Rasheed Wallace (notable referee hater and baiter) from getting a ring.
Tim Donaghey called both refs out for being company men and said if the league wanted their agenda carried out, those would be two that they would use to do it. The Celtics have lost their last 7 playoff games called by Brothers.
Foster was voted the worst referee in the league by players and coaches in an LA Times article. Here are a couple of comments about Foster from that article:
"He had one of our playoff games and as soon as he walked in, I was like, 'This game is over.' We all knew we were going to get bad calls, and we did," said one veteran player. "You couldn't say anything to him. Hell, I don't think you could even look at him."
"You can't talk to him. He's never wrong," one player complained about Foster. "I like refs where they say, 'You know what, I made a mistake. I saw it at halftime. You were right.' But Scott Foster thinks he never makes a mistake."
He is a homer ref with a home w/l record of 42-25. I just think both of these refs are bad and at times they call games with an agenda.