Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Bucks received Sport 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 end result. Whereas it is true that there have been a number of questionable calls — simply ask Bobby Portis — they did not appear to lean closely in favor of 1 crew over the opposite.
However Scott Foster’s longstanding historical past with Suns level guard Chris Paul eliminated any advantage of 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 Sport 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 crew with three.
Portis, unusually, might have stopped Paul from getting a technical foul with roughly 10 minutes left within the sport. Paul regarded 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 evaluate):
This is a sampling of Twitter customers who took photographs at Foster earlier than, throughout and after the sport:
So now we are able to see Scott Foster simply give each name conceivable to Giannis…who’s already the very best participant within the collection with out the generally 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