NBA Playoffs Referees: List of Refs for Suns vs Nuggets Game 1 Tonight

NBA Playoffs Referees: List of Refs for Suns vs Nuggets Game 1 Tonight


The 2023 NBA Playoffs continue on Saturday, April 29 with Game 1 of the Phoenix Suns vs. Denver Nuggets second-round series. In such an important game, fans from both sides will hope the referees working tonight don't outshine the players on the court.

With that in mind, here's everything you need to know about the refs for Suns-Nuggets.

Suns vs Nuggets Game 1 Referees

The three officials assigned to work Saturday's matchup between the Suns and Nuggets are Marc Davis (#8, crew chief), Josh Tiven (#58, referee) and Tre Maddox (#23, umpire). Aaron Smith (#51) will be the emergency alternate for Phoenix and Denver's Game 1 clash. 

Mark Lindsay, meanwhile, is serving in the Secaucus-based Replay Center for tonight's playoff games.

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NBA Playoffs Refs

A total of 28 referees have been selected to work the second round of the NBA Playoffs. This group is headlined by veterans Scott Foster, Tony Brothers and Marc Davis.

There are also nine alternates available to fill in if emergencies pop up. They are Brett Barnaky, Nick Buchert, Kevin Cutler, Eric Dalen, J.B. DeRosa, Michael Smith, Scott Twardoski, Justin Van Duyne, Leon Wood.

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

  • Curtis Blair
  • Tony Brothers
  • James Capers
  • Marc Davis
  • Mitchell Ervin
  • Kane Fitzgerald
  • 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
  • Ben Taylor
  • Josh Tiven
  • Tom Washington
  • James Williams
  • Sean Wright 
  • Zach Zarba

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