Thursday, June 12, 2008
Since these posts always seem to spark up some interest let's try again for Game Four. Drumroll Please!
Joe DeRosa: An extremely favorable ref for home teams and in fact leads all referees with a 51-27-2 ATS (Against the Spread).
Good For: Lakers, Derosa called three Celts Playoffs games this year and they were 2-1 but his homerism record speaks for itself.
Tom Washington: Comes in at number four on the homerism charts with a record of 48-31-1 for home teams.
Good For: The Lakers, Celts are 0-2 in Playoff games he's called for them this postseason.
Steve Javie: He's one of the most despised referees by hometown fans because he never cuts the host team any slack. Comes in 59 of 62 on the same ratings scale as the above two refs were measured on.
Good For: The Celtics, The Celtics are 2-1 during Playoff games he reffed this season, and one of those victories came at home against the Hawks (Game Seven)
So who looks good? Obviously the Lakers but as Fanhouse points out, Javie is the lead official so he's got the final word. Should be interesting, but let's hope they stay out of the mix for good. And at least Steve Javie is kind to babies right? That has to count for something.
Here Are Your Referees for Game 4: Which Team Has the Edge? (Fanhouse)
Referee assignments for tonight (Boston.com)
NBA Referees “Homer” Sorted By ATS (Covers)