Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks gained Recreation 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday, ending the franchise’s 50-year championship drought, because of an immaculate 50-point, 14-rebound, five-block efficiency from the “Greek Freak.”
As deserving as Milwaukee’s Finals victory was, some on Twitter puzzled aloud whether or not officiating might have had one thing to do with the ultimate consequence. Whereas it is true that there have been a couple of questionable calls — simply ask Bobby Portis — they did not appear to lean closely in favor of 1 staff over the opposite.
However Scott Foster’s longstanding historical past with Suns level guard Chris Paul eliminated any good thing about the doubt for a number of observers. With the Suns’ loss Tuesday, Paul (26 factors, 5 assists, two rebounds) fell to 0-13 in playoff video games when Foster was on the officiating crew.
Foster and Paul had been even seen conversing earlier than tipoff of Recreation 6:
For what it is price, Paul and Deandre Ayton every had 5 fouls in Phoenix’s 105-98 loss; Mikal Bridges and Devin Booker every had 4 fouls and Jae Crowder had three. Conversely, none of Milwaukee’s starters had greater than three fouls; Khris Middleton led the staff with three.
Portis, unusually, might have stopped Paul from getting a technical foul with roughly 10 minutes left within the sport. Paul appeared able to get in Foster’s face after officers dominated the ball went out of bounds off a Suns participant (the decision was later reversed following assessment):
Here is a sampling of Twitter customers who took photographs at Foster earlier than, throughout and after the sport:
So now we will see Scott Foster simply give each name possible to Giannis…who’s already the perfect participant within the sequence with out the typically blatant help….
— Michael Wilbon (@RealMikeWilbon) July 21, 2021
Scott Foster simply received a loud cheer when introduced🤣
— Giannis Burner (@TheFreakBurner) July 21, 2021
Suns survive the third quarter. Tied at 77. HERE WE GO. SCOTT FOSTER, I AM WATCHING YOU.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) July 21, 2021
Im taking Scott Foster (+1.5 rigged calls) tonite
— PFTCommenter (@PFTCommenter) July 21, 2021