NBA Playoffs

Scott Foster Among NBA Playoffs Referees for Mavericks vs Warriors Game 5 Tonight

Isaiah De Los Santos
The NBA playoffs refs assigned for Mavericks vs Warriors Game 5 on Thursday include Scott Foster.
The NBA playoffs refs assigned for Mavericks vs Warriors Game 5 on Thursday include Scott Foster. / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
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The Golden Stat Warriors can punch their ticket to the NBA Finals with a win over the Dallas Mavericks in Game 5. As these teams square off in a potential elimination game, all eyes will be on the referees to call a clean game.

NBA Playoffs Referees

Here's everything you need to know about the refs for Game 5 between the Mavericks and Warriors

Mavericks vs Warriors Referees Game 5

The refs assigned to Game 5 between Dallas and Golden State are Scott Foster (#48), John Goble (#10) and Curtis Blair (#74). Bill Kennedy (#55) is the alternate and Sean Wright will serve in the replay center.

Is Scott Foster Reffing Tonight?

Yes, Scott Foster will be the crew chief for Thursday's Game 5 between the Mavs and Warriors. Foster is one of the more well-known refs in the league, due in part to a history of run-ins with the likes of James Harden and Chris Paul. The veteran official has also been regarded as "the extender" due to trends that suggest playoff series live on when Foster is reffing.

In terms of Thursday's game, Foster's inclusion could spell good things for the Warriors. The Mavericks are just 10-10 all-time in playoff games reffed by Foster, per Basketball-Reference, while Golden State is 16-9 all-time when Foster is part of the officiating crew.

NBA Playoffs Refs

A total of 36 NBA officials will ref the in the 2022 NBA playoffs. They are:
-Brent Barnaky
-Curtis Blair
-Tony Brothers
-Nick Buchert
-James Capers
-Kevin Cutler
-Eric Dalen
-Marc Davis
-JB DeRosa
-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
-Michael Smith
-Ben Taylor
-Josh Tiven
-Scott Twardoski
-Justin Van Duyne
-Tom Washington
-James Williams
-Sean Wright
-Zach Zarba

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