List of Refs for Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 1 Today (Scott Foster Leads Officiating Crew)

List of Refs for Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 1 Today (Scott Foster Leads Officiating Crew)


The 2023 NBA Playoffs continue on Sunday with a matchup between the Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies. As both teams battle it out for a spot in the next round, fans are hoping the referees working today don't outshine the players on the court.

With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about the refs for Lakers-Grizzlies Game 1.

Lakers vs Grizzlies Game 1 Referees

The three officials assigned to work Game 1 between the Lakers and Grizzlies are Scott Foster (#48, crew chief), Eric Lewis (#42, referee) and Aaron Smith (#51, umpire). Brent Barnaky (#36) will be the emergency alternate for Sunday's clash.

Bill Kennedy and Jacyn Goble, meanwhile, are serving in the Secaucus-based Replay Center for today's playoff games.

NBA Playoffs Refs

A total of 36 referees have been selected to work the first round of the NBA Playoffs. This group is headlined by veterans Scott Foster, Tony Brothers and Marc Davis. On the flip side, newcomers Ray Acosta and Aaron Smith are making their playoff debuts in 2023. 

There are also five alternates available to fill in if emergencies pop up. They are Lauren Holtkamp, Ashley Moyer-Gleich, Natalie Sago, Dedric Taylor and Scott Twardoski.

Check out the full list of referees working the first round of the NBA Playoffs below:

  • Ray Acosta
  • Brent Barnaky
  • Curtis Blair
  • Tony Brothers
  • Nick Buchert
  • Sean Corbin
  • Kevin Cutler
  • Eric Dalen
  • Marc Davis
  • JB DeRosa
  • Mitchell Ervin
  • Tyler Ford
  • Brian Forte
  • Scott Foster
  • Pat Fraher
  • Jacyn Goble
  • John Goble
  • David Guthrie
  • Bill Kennedy
  • Courtney Kirkland
  • Karl Lane
  • Eric Lewis
  • Mark Lindsay
  • Tre Maddox
  • Ed Malloy
  • Rodney Mott
  • Gediminas Petraitis
  • Kevin Scott
  • Aaron Smith
  • Michael Smith
  • Ben Taylor
  • Josh Tiven
  • Justin Van Duyne
  • James Williams
  • Sean Wright 
  • Zach Zarba

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