Home Team Foul % 48%
Road Team Foul % 51.9%
Home Win % 57.1%
Home Team Win % in Playoffs as Crew Chief: 83%
Dan Crawford has been a referee in the NBA since the 1984-85 season. Prior to the NBA, Crawford officiated in high school for 12 years, 8 years at the collegiate level (MVC and CCAC) and 4 years in the CBA (NBA development league). He has officiated 1,600+ regular season games, 190+ play-off games and 18 NBA Finals games. After one of the games in Chicago in round 1 last year, he was seen leaving the arena with his family all decked out in Chicago Bulls gear.
Home Team Foul % 49.9%
Road Team Foul % 50.1%
Home Team Win % 56%
Dick Bavetta has never missed an assigned game in 32 seasons of action. He has worked 2,200+ regular season games, 230+ play-off games and 24 NBA Finals games. He currently holds the record for most games officiated and for losing the most foot races against overweight, out-of-shape, Hall of Fame forwards. Bavetta is best know as being Stern's "Go to Guy" and likes to officiate with an eye toward extending series to give the league more revenue. He also is known for trying to keep games close so that if one team gets a big lead over the other, the calls will start favoring the team that is behind. Despite dying 3 years ago, Bavetta continues to officiate games, which is a testament to his durability.
Home Team Foul % 49%
Road Team Foul % 50.2%
Home Team win % 59%
Ed Malloy has officiated over 230+ regular season games. Controversy between Malloy and Doc Rivers goes way back. In 2003, when Doc was with Orlando, Malloy called a technical foul on Andrew DeClercq for staring. Doc called it one of the worst calls he ever saw (boy has he seen a lot worse since then!)and he said that he felt that Malloy had been intimidated all night. Fast forward to the Celtics game in Utah this season when Malloy, no longer intimidated, called 2 quick technicals on Doc and ejected him. Here is Doc's version of those calls.
“I just told Ed [Malloy], please keep officiating the game,” said Rivers. “That’s all I said. I thought the play before [the technical] was a clear travel in front of him. So I just said, ‘Hey Ed, it’d be nice if you’d keep officiating throughout.’ He gave me a tech. Then I said, ‘That’s the best call you’ve made all night.’ Usually, it’s nice to earn them, but [Monday's technicals were] another bad call.”
For the record. Both Bavetta and Malloy were on the crew that officiated game 1 of the Miami series where 5 technicals were called and Kevin Garnett was ejected.
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Just another update.
The Cavs have not lost a single game this season with Dan Crawford officiating, including the March 14 game that the Celtics lost to them in which the Cavs got 48 free throws to 30 free throws for for the Celticss and the Celtics were called for 33 fouls in that game compared to 19 fouls called on the Cavs.