The Boston Celtics made an incredible comeback against the Miami Heat in the Eastern Conference Finals. This comeback is one for the ages, as it is not normal for any team to come back from a 0-3 hole. The Heat took a commanding lead in the series, going up 3-0. Though what followed was a nightmare for the Heat fans. The Celtics went on to win three straight games of their own, as the series is now tied at 3-3.
Miami, an eight-seed team had already pulled a great upset after eliminating the best team of the 2022-23 season, the Bucks in the first round. The Heat is now on the other side of the fence as they face a possible elimination, blowing a 3-0 lead. Miami will now play Game 7 on the road, as the Celtics recovered their home-court advantage. While the Celtics hold the momentum, the Heat don’t only have to face the crowd, but also the newly assigned officials.
Does Scott Foster officiating Game 7 put the Miami Heat in trouble?
Due to the recent controversy around NBA referee Eric Lewis, the league has put Lewis on hold till the investigation is completed. Tony Brothers, John Goble, and Scott Foster have been assigned to officiate Game 7 tonight. While there doesn’t seem any real problem on the Heat’s end, as Lewis was believed to be a Celtics fan. Though Scott Foster and Tony Brothers, both have a negative record when officiating a Miami game. Foster himself has a record of 2-13 in the last two seasons officiating Miami’s games.
The Heat were a combined 0-10 in games reffed by Tony Brothers and Scott Foster during the regular season. The Celtics were 7-2 👀
Brothers and Foster are BOTH in the referee crew for Game 7. pic.twitter.com/Zk2nQNasuu
— Ball Don’t Lie (@Balldontlie) May 29, 2023
Whereas Tony Brothers and Scott Foster have a combined record of 0-10 looking after Miami’s game. The same duo has a record of 7-2 when officiating a Celtics game. These stats are nothing but a nightmare for the Heat fans.
On the contrary, Miami has won two games on the road in this series, though the presence of the assigned referees might be a problem. For Game 7, the Heat are the underdogs, blowing a 3-0 lead. Whereas the Celtics are heavily favored to take Game 7. No team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit, as Boston looks to make history tonight.
Considering the amount of controversy around the officials, any miscellaneous calls in Game 7 shall be reviewed thoroughly. The league has already launched an investigation into one of its most experienced officials. Any controversy following Game 7 would leave a bad impact on the management. It will be interesting to see whether the Celtics will make history or miss the Finals this year.