List of Refs for Celtics vs Heat Game 1 Today (Miami Faces Uphill Battle)

NBA Playoffs referees: List of refs for the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 1 today.
NBA Playoffs referees: List of refs for the Miami Heat vs Boston Celtics Game 1 today. / ASSOCIATED PRESS

Wednesday's NBA Playoffs slate features Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. In such a crucial contest, fans from both sides are hoping for a fairly officiated game tonight.

Here's everything you need to know about the refs for Game 1 of Heat-Celtics.

Heat vs Celtics Game 1 Referees




Marc Davis

Crew Chief


Ed Mallory



Rodney Mott



Jacyn Goble

Emergency Alternate


The three officials assigned to work Wednesday's matchup between the Heat and Celtics are Marc Davis (#8, crew chief), Ed Malloy (#14, referee) and Rodney Mott (#71, umpire). Jacyn Goble (#68) will be the emergency alternate in case a last-minute replacement is needed.

Kevin Scott, meanwhile, will be in the Secaucus-based Replay Center for today's playoff game.

Looking at Davis' postseason track record, he doesn't tend to favor one team or the other. The home team is 5-5 in his 10 playoff games as a crew chief and his foul calls are close to 50/50. The average point total for those games is 224.8, which is considerably higher than the projected total of 211 points for tonight's game on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

Here's a breakdown of the betting stats from games Davis has officiated this season:

Betting Category


Home Team Against the Spread


Average Home Team Win Margin




Average Total Score


Malloy and Mott bring some postseason experience to the table as well with seven playoff games between them. Malloy tends to favor the home team with his calls and his four games have an average total of 232.3. Meanwhile, the home team has won all three of Mott's playoff games.

Accordingly, we could see a higher-scoring Celtics win tonight based on the officiating crew.

NBA Playoffs Refs

A total of 20 referees have been selected to work the NBA Conference Finals. This group is headlined by veterans Scott Foster, Tony Brothers and the aforementioned Marc Davis.

There are also four alternates available if needed. They are Nick Buchert, Mitchell Ervin, Pat Fraher and Jacyn Goble.

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

  • Curtis Blair
  • Tony Brothers
  • Marc Davis
  • Tyler Ford
  • Brian Forte
  • Scott Foster
  • John Goble
  • David Guthrie
  • Bill Kennedy
  • Courtney Kirkland
  • Eric Lewis
  • Mark Lindsay
  • Tre Maddox
  • Ed Malloy
  • Rodney Mott
  • Kevin Scott
  • Ben Taylor
  • Josh Tiven
  • James Williams
  • Zach Zarba

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.