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Feeling surprisingly stress-free. I can comfortably say I had no expectations of this team taking two games from Cleveland to begin with. I think the only way I'd be somewhat disappointed, and given the original odds, I'm not sure how I could be, is if they don't win at least one more game.
Official Report James Capers - This is Capers second game with the Celtics in these playoffs. He called game 5 vs the Sixers and let them play both ways. He missed a few calls but it wasn't one sided. In the past he has been good in some and bad in some. He doesn't have a lot of controversy around him, however. His home W/L record this season is 49-17. He calls an average of 41.3 fouls per game with 48% of those calls on the home team. Josh Tiven - Tiven called Game 7 vs the Bucks and did a decent job, letting them play and not calling it one sided. He lives in Connecticut and he has a twin brother who is a big Celtics fan and who has been shown in the crowd at the Garden when Tiven was officiating. His home W/L record this season is 34-29. As with most of the referees, on any given night he can be good or he can be very bad. Hopefully we get the good tonight. Zach Zarba - This is Zarba's second playoff game with the Celtics. He called Game 5 vs Philadelphia with Capers. As with the other refs, sometimes he is good and sometimes he isn't so good but there isn't a lot of controversy surrounding him. His home W/L record this season is 30-37. He calls an average of 37.6 fouls per game with 52.2% called on the home team.
Hate to be this cynical, but I can't see the NBA allowing LeBron to go down 3-0. This will be an easy Cavs win with a massive foul discrepancy
Quote from: JHTruth on May 19, 2018, 06:42:58 PMHate to be this cynical, but I can't see the NBA allowing LeBron to go down 3-0. This will be an easy Cavs win with a massive foul discrepancyI expect Boston to be in high foul trouble early and Lebron shooting 15 plus free throws. I just can’t believe the Cavs not getting the benefit of every call