Today's Referees are:
Cavs Record with Crawford officiating 4-1
Overall Home Team W/L 38-32
Playoff Home Team Win % 75%
Regular Season Home Team Win % 53%
Fouls called per game 47
Foul % Called on Road Team 53%
Crawford has been officiating games since 1977 and has officiaited more play-off games (266+) and NBA Finals Games (38+) than any other active referee. There is no shortage of controversy surrounding Joey Crawford, the biggest of which was a suspension for tossing Tim Duncan for laughing on the bench and then challenging him to a fight. He is known for his quickness to call technical fouls. In the 2008 Playoffs, Crawford was chosen to officiate Game 4 of the Western Conference final between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers. In the closing seconds of the game, there was a no-call where the Spurs' Brent Barry was unquestionably fouled by Derek Fisher. Crawford was the closest official to the call, and the NBA later apologized for the lack of a call. Crawford was also one of the refs who was involved in the income tax evasion convictions and was suspended at that time as well. And in the Suns 2010 first round against the Blazers, Crawford made what was possibly the worst foul call of all time when he called Marcus Camby for a foul and put Steve Nash on the line. You can judge for yourself.
Cavs Record with Davis officiating 4-2
Overall Home Team W/L 43-29
Playoff Home Team Win % 67%
Regular Season Home Team Win % 55%
Fouls called per game 51
Foul % Called on Road Team 54%
Davis has officiated over 460+ regular season games and 7 playoff games. When not officiating, Davis is a motivational speaker who speaks to sales forces on topics including goal setting, team building, the mechanics of presentation. Davis was investigated for threatening to whoop Allen Iverson's a** when AI complained about a call in a game in 2005, but was not suspended for it.
Cavs Record with Willard officiating 1-1
Overall Home Team W/L 42-28
Playoff Home Team Win % 71%
Regular Season Home Team Win % 59%%
Fouls called per game 46
Foul % Called on Road Team 50%
Willard has officiated over 1,100+ regular season games and 75+ play-off games. Willard also officiated the 1992 Japanese Opening Games in Yokohama. Before working for the NBA he accumulated 4 years of CBA officiating experience, 7 years in college level and 22 years in high school level in California. He called a technical on Yao Ming in a game in 2007 for saying "ahhhh" after a dunk. He is known for being wildly inconsistent in calling charges/blocks.