List of Refs for Celtics vs Heat Game 3 Tonight (Boston Faces Tough Task Inside Kaseya Center)
By Larry Rupp
Sunday's NBA Playoffs slate features Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat. 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 3 of Celtics-Heat.
Celtics vs Heat Game 3 Referees
The three officials assigned to work Sunday's matchup between the Celtics and Heat are Tony Brothers (#25, crew chief), Kevin Scott (#24, referee), and Curtis Blair (#74, umpire). Nick Buchert (#3) will be the emergency alternate in case a last-minute replacement is needed.
Zach Zarba, meanwhile, will be in the Secaucus-based Replay Center for today's playoff game.
Looking at Brothers' 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 game is 220.4, which is slightly higher than the projected total of 214.5 points for tonight's game on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.
Here's a breakdown of the betting stats from games Brothers has officiated this season:
Home Team Against the Spread
Average Home Team Win Margin
Average Total Score
Scott and Blair bring some postseason experience to the table as well with each man having reffed at least nine games in the 2022-23 playoffs. The home team has emerged victorious in six of Scott's nine playoff contests, while Blair's nine playoff games have seen an average total of 209.0 points.
Accordingly, we could see a low-scoring win by the Heat tonight based on the NBA officiating crew.
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