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The NBA club subtly hinted at referee bias. He even leaked a rare document.

Date: July 23, 2024 Time: 02:30:39

The NBA club subtly hinted at referee bias. He even leaked a rare document.

Artemy Berstenev April 21, 2024, 20:00 Moscow time Audio version: Your browser does not support the audio element.

After all, the first playoff game involving New York was officiated by the scandalous Scott Foster.

Scott Foster is a familiar face in NBA officiating. This is his 30th season in the North American League. And before the 2023/2024 season, Foster has played 1,675 games in the regular season alone, 241 in the playoffs, 24 of which are games in the final series. Scott also worked two NBA All-Star Weekends during his practice. Foster’s presence in the current playoffs is not a surprise. Still, an experienced specialist to whom many from time to time have questions, from Chris Paul to the league club New York Knicks.

Moments with Foster:

Before the last game of the first round of the playoffs against the Philadelphia 76ers, in which Tom Thibodeau’s pupils were stronger, New York decided to take an unusual path, publishing for the public a scouting report on the work of Scott Foster and his colleagues, who served this team. Perhaps in this way artificial pressure was deliberately created, in particular on Foster himself, since the document reflected the fact that the referee clearly did not behave in favor of the Knicks or, as they believed, was very biased. At least in the last five years.

Report on the work of the referee team, published by New York

Photo: x.com/FredKatz

And what interesting things can you notice? First of all, it can be seen that the club’s scouts assigned a Very High category (something like “high particularity”) to elements such as the total number of whistles, personal comments, fouls in the restricted area (about five meters from the ring ), offensive fouls. and other violations in possession of the ball (running, double dribbles, etc.). Additionally, Foster ranked in the 99th percentile in total fouls and personal decisions in games involving New York. However, the Low value is in the Override Rate element (decisions canceled after “challenges”). This is rather a sign that he whistled apparently correctly, albeit very often.

Over the last five years, Scott Foster has recorded the most fouls against the Knicks (15.6), while the league average is 14.9. For example, other judges mentioned in the report were not found to have similar discrepancies. Are New York’s actions related to the fact that the team’s guard, Josh Hart, recently faced a controversial call by Foster at the end of the regular season? Maybe. However, this does not currently prevent the Knicks from leading the series with a score of 1-0.

NBA – playoffs. 1/4 final. 1st match

April 21, 2024, Sunday. 01:00 Moscow time

The New York Knicks


Philadelphia 76ers


New York Knicks: Hart – 22, Brunson – 22, McBride – 21, Bogdanovic – 13, Anunoby – 11, DiVincenzo – 8, Robinson – 8, Hartenstein – 6, Achiuwa, Milton, Burks, Jeffries, Diakite, Sims

Philadelphia 76ers: Maxey – 33, Embiid – 29, Lowry – 18, Oubre – 10, Harris – 7, Reed – 4, Batum – 3, Martin, Bamba, Doutin, Council, Hield, Payne

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