List of Refs for Celtics vs Heat Game 4 Tonight (Boston Faces Uphill Battle Inside Kaseya Center)

NBA Playoffs referees: List of refs for the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 4 tonight.
NBA Playoffs referees: List of refs for the Boston Celtics vs Miami Heat Game 4 tonight. / AP Photos/Carlos Osorio

Tuesday's NBA Playoffs slate features Game 4 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 4 of Celtics-Heat.

Celtics vs Heat Game 4 Referees




Scott Foster

Crew Chief


John Goble



Courtney Kirkland



Nick Buchert

Emergency Alternate


The three officials assigned to work Tuesday's matchup between the Celtics and Heat are Scott Foster (#48, crew chief), John Goble (#10, referee), and Courtney Kirkland (#61, umpire). Nick Buchert (#3) will be the emergency alternate in case a last-minute replacement is needed.

Mark Lindsay, meanwhile, will be in the Secaucus-based Replay Center for tonight's playoff game.

Looking at Foster's postseason track record, he tends to favor the home team over the road team. The home team is 8-4 in his 12 games as a crew chief and average 2.4 less personal fouls per contest. The average point total for those games is 217.7, which is only slightly higher than the projected total of 216.5 points for tonight's game on FanDuel Sportsbook's NBA odds.

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

Betting Category


Home Team Against the Spread


Average Home Team Win Margin




Average Total Score


Goble and Kirkland bring some postseason experience to the table as well with each man having reffed at least seven games in the 2022-23 playoffs. The home team has emerged victorious in 12 of their 16 combined contests, while Goble's nine games alone have seen an average of 219.4 points.

Accordingly, we could see a high-scoring win by the Heat tonight based on the NBA officiating crew.

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