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Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #15 on: May 24, 2018, 09:23:22 PM »

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Too much whining about the refs.

This series has been reffed pretty fairly. No impact on the outcome of any games.

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #16 on: May 24, 2018, 09:56:19 PM »

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Too much whining about the refs.

This series has been reffed pretty fairly. No impact on the outcome of any games.

If you think analyzing ref trends is whining, more power to you. I’m enjoying making money off it tho.
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Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #17 on: May 25, 2018, 09:57:02 AM »

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The NBA is so sad in how much the refs impact the outcomes of games. They might as well include refs in basketball trading cards as they are just as well known as the players at this point. We need to avoid Foster & Brothers these next 2 games.

Tony Brothers is the worst.  He won't do game 6.  I hope he doesn't do game 7.  I've got a fair amount of cash riding on the Celtics in the series and the only reason I'd make a hedge bet today at Cavs +160 is fear that Brothers is ref #1 in game 7.  But does the NBA have the balls?

Purely in terms of trends, Marc Davis is the worst non-Tony Brothers ref I could find for game 6, and he's due to ref one.  Home teams and favorites always win, and teams on the brink of elimination are 1-0. 

Scott Foster is a series extender, but I'm more leery of Davis because he hasn't reffed in awhile, and because Foster's trends favor underdogs against the spread, so while he'd probably steer the Cavs to victory, he'd try to keep it close. 

Mike Callahan could also be a bad draw for game 6, as home teams are 5-0 SU, but he has favorable tendencies in that he isn't afraid to send a team fishing (1-2 record for teams facing elimination) and the games stay close, as Underdogs are 4-0-1 against the spread. 

I think it's gonna be Davis as ref #1 in game 6.  Then I'll pray to God that Tony Brothers is in Saturday's GS-Houston crew, so I can be certain he won't be there to screw us in game 7.

*Note: I know these trends are correlation more than causation, but they can be very insightful things to consider in the context of other information if one were to speculate on playoff basketball, in my experience.

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Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #18 on: May 25, 2018, 10:34:48 AM »

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Hopefully we don't get Foster, Brothers, etc in a game 7
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Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #19 on: May 25, 2018, 10:37:49 AM »

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Hopefully we don't get Foster, Brothers, etc in a game 7

Hopefully we don't play game 7
I'm bitter.

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2018, 10:41:38 AM »

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Hopefully we don't get Foster, Brothers, etc in a game 7

Hopefully we don't play game 7

That would be ideal. I have to think Boston has one good road performance in them in this series.
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Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2018, 11:01:16 AM »

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Hopefully we don't get Foster, Brothers, etc in a game 7

We win tonight and we won’t have to worry

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2018, 11:32:45 AM »

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Refs for tonight

Mike Callahan
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Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #23 on: May 26, 2018, 01:22:55 AM »

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Brothers or Foster for game 7?? I suspect based on the refs assigned for tonight's GSW/HOU game we will know. Praying it's not one of those 2 refs so they don't negate our homecourt advantage.

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #24 on: May 26, 2018, 02:52:33 AM »

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So what we should hope for is Foster and Brothers in game 6 Hou-GSW and Davis as one of the refs in Boston? Sounds good to me.
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Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #25 on: May 26, 2018, 03:06:00 AM »

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So what we should hope for is Foster and Brothers in game 6 Hou-GSW and Davis as one of the refs in Boston? Sounds good to me.

Can refs also have back2back games? If so, still not safe for Sunday's game.

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #26 on: May 26, 2018, 04:48:09 AM »

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It’s pretty amazing that referees get their own thread because they can control a game in professional sports.  It’s a disgusting feeling.

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #27 on: May 26, 2018, 05:38:31 AM »

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Fun little fact:

Mike Callahan, Ed Malloy, and Joey Crawford all graduated from the same high school as Tim Donaghy (Cardinal O'Hara high in Philly).

Some interesting tidbits here about how other refs from his high school might have been involved:

https://www.npr.org/templates/transcript/transcript.php?storyId=12750726

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #28 on: May 26, 2018, 11:14:51 AM »

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Ken Mauer, David Guthrie, Ed Malloy for tonight's Houston-GSW game.

Guess what that means for us in game 7? We will be playing 5 on 8

Re: Prediction: Ref #1 for Game 6 will be Marc Davis
« Reply #29 on: May 26, 2018, 11:17:51 AM »

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Ken Mauer, David Guthrie, Ed Malloy for tonight's Houston-GSW game.

Guess what that means for us in game 7? We will be playing 5 on 8

Yep..Foster and Brothers. I am certain on that.
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