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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.
Quote from: jmen788 on May 24, 2018, 03:07:22 PMThe 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.
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.
Hopefully we don't get Foster, Brothers, etc in a game 7
Quote from: celticinorlando on May 25, 2018, 10:34:48 AMHopefully we don't get Foster, Brothers, etc in a game 7Hopefully we don't play game 7
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.
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