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Scott Foster-Chris Paul History in Playoff Games Could Have Impact on Finals Game 6

Isaiah De Los Santos
Scott Foster-Chris Paul history may be a factor in NBA Finals Game 6 tonight between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks.
Scott Foster-Chris Paul history may be a factor in NBA Finals Game 6 tonight between the Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks. / Steve Dykes/Getty Images

The officials for Tuesday's pivotal NBA Finals Game 6 have been set, and long-time referee Scott Foster will serve as crew chief for this matchup. That could be very good news for the Milwaukee Bucks given Foster's history with Phoenix Suns point guard Chris Paul.

Scott Foster Chris Paul

Here's what you need to know about Paul and Foster's history together.

Chris Paul Scott Foster Record

Scott Foster Chris Paul History

Paul and Foster have had multiple run-ins throughout the point guard's career.

Paul saw zero playoff success in Foster-reffed games while with the Houston Rockets. Then-teammate James Harden believed Foster's issues with him and Paul were "personal."

During the 2020 NBA Playoffs, Paul called out Foster in his postgame press conference after he was given a delay of game penalty late in the contest.

Scott Foster Chris Paul Playoff Games

Paul once again called out Foster during the 2021 playoffs. The veteran point guard highlighted that his teams were 0-11 to that point in playoff games where Foster was on the officiating crew.

The Suns broke that streak with a win in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals, but Paul was sidelined for that matchup.

Foster was back to ref Game 3 of the Finals, and it was Paul's team that was on the losing end once again. That made his teams just 1-12 in recent playoff games reffed by Foster.

Paul will have to buck his recent trend in Foster-involved games if he and Phoenix have any shot at forcing a Game 7.

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