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@OfficialNBARefs

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#TBT: NBA Referee Marc Davis when he was officiating in one of his first postseason assignments. Davis is a 21-year NBA veteran and has previously officiated in over 118 #NBAPlayoffs games and 10 #NBAFinals games.

Tonight, he will lead the referee crew as crew chief.

#TBT: NBA Referee Marc Davis when he was officiating in one of his first postseason assignments. Davis is a 21-year NBA veteran and has previously officiated in over 118 #NBAPlayoffs games and 10 #NBAFinals games. Tonight, he will lead the referee crew as crew chief.

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TONIGHT / EAST FINALS / GAME 5
⏰ 830 PM ET
🏀 @raptors at @bucks
🏀 #8 Davis, #25 Brothers, #26 Fraher, Alt. #28 K. Scott
📺 @nbaontnt

#NBAPlayoffs #NBAReferees #TORatMIL #WeTheNorth #FearTheDeer

TONIGHT / EAST FINALS / GAME 5 ⏰ 830 PM ET 🏀 @raptors at @bucks 🏀 #8 Davis, #25 Brothers, #26 Fraher, Alt. #28 K. Scott 📺 @nbaontnt #NBAPlayoffs #NBAReferees #TORatMIL #WeTheNorth #FearTheDeer

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TONIGHT / EAST SEMIFINALS / GAME 4
⏰ 830 PM ET
🏀 @Bucks at @Raptors 
🏀 #19 Capers, #41 Mauer, #5 Fitzgerald Alt. #58 Tiven
📺 @NBAonTNT 

#NBA #NBAReferees #MILatTOR #FearTheDeer #WeTheNorth
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TONIGHT / EAST SEMIFINALS / GAME 4 ⏰ 830 PM ET 🏀 @Bucks at @Raptors 🏀 #19 Capers, #41 Mauer, #5 Fitzgerald Alt. #58 Tiven 📺 @NBAonTNT #NBA #NBAReferees #MILatTOR #FearTheDeer #WeTheNorth

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Thanks for joining us for tonight's #RefWatchParty, our first overtime #RefWatchParty since we've started. We'll talk to you all again soon...

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OT :02 - Thompson jumps legally to defend this Lillard drive. Green is also legal, deflecting the ball from behind. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

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In the last 2:00 or OT, game officials use replay when uncertain which team should be awarded the ball on an out of bounds. There is a “ruling on the floor” but the RC can be called on to review. To overturn the on-court ruling, the RC ref must have clear and conclusive evidence.

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OT 2:05 - Leonard maintains legal guarding position, absorbs contact and the ball is legally deflected by Turner. Thompson creates contact to a legal defender, and this is a good no-call. #RefWatchParty

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Q4 :10 - Curry gathers the ball and takes more than two steps on the travel. Officials are trained to call all violations throughout the entire game, as they correctly do here. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

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Referees are judging the legality of the defender so if the defender establishes a legal position, he can retreat legally. Once he begins to move laterally, he must regain legal position in front of his opponent #RefWatchParty https://twitter.com/hunterrgomez/status/1130672272732229632 …

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Q4 1:53 - Excellent patience by the lead official to see Turner get all ball on Green's drive to the basket, resulting in a jump ball. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

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Quoted @PCreighton1

So Curry jumping directly into defender is no big deal? What about all that “straight up & down” stuff you told us re: James Harden? How Jumping Fwd isn’t a shooting motion etc? Curry clearly initiated contact w/ defender. https://twitter.com/officialnbarefs/status/1130671943903043585 …

An offensive player is allowed to jump toward the basket. A defender needs to jump vertically to maintain legality. #RefWatchParty

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Q4 9:25 - Collins is illegal as he moves A to B into Curry. This is a correctly called shooting foul. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

Q4 9:25 - Collins is illegal as he moves A to B into Curry. This is a correctly called shooting foul. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

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Quoted @arianamarie

@OfficialNBARefs is there a “Referee University”? Where do refs get trained and recruited?

NBA scouts recruit candidates to move through a grassroots tryout system. If hired in the G-League, a ref develops through game experience and evaluation. The goal is to be invited to the NBA referee preseason meeting and work NBA preseason games. #RefWatchParty

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Q3 :01 - This is a challenge of officiating multiple defenders. Livingston's play was legal, as judged by the lead official, but Looney made contact with Turner's head, and that angle was closed to the lead. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

Q3 :01 - This is a challenge of officiating multiple defenders. Livingston's play was legal, as judged by the lead official, but Looney made contact with Turner's head, and that angle was closed to the lead. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

These technical fouls are not considered unsportsmanlike technical fouls. They do not count towards an ejection #RefWatchParty https://twitter.com/stanley10132002/status/1130661857633554433 …

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Q3 4:01 - Green lowers his shoulder and goes through the legally obtained space of Lillard. On this play, the restricted area does not matter as Lillard is the primary defender on the play. #RefWatchParty @NBAOfficial

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Quoted @JanieMcCAP

Do you try to assign them by region/geography and will any work some games in both Western Conference finals and East traveling back and forth?

We don't make the assignments - NBA and Ref Ops manage the scheduling for all games. Referees can be scheduled in both east and west conference finals games - However, no back to backs in playoffs at all:

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Clear path foul: 1. The offensive player w/ the ball must be positioned above the tip of circle in backcourt w/ no defenders ahead when fouled 2. The offensive player has ball control or a pass to him has been released 3. Foul deprives the team of transition scoring opportunity

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Quoted @JMcDMVP

What’s reasoning for that clear path call? #RefWatchParty

Q2 :08 - Although initially ahead of Curry, Lillard does not maintain a position between the dribbler and the basket when the illegal contact takes place. This is the reasoning for the clear path foul. #RefWatchParty

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Q2 5:33 - Here's a good example of a gather and continuation play. Lillard's "gather" is considered when he ends his dribble and has control of the ball. He is then fouled by Bogut who slides over late and bumps Lillard as he shoots. It's a correct call. #RefWatchParty

Q2 5:33 - Here's a good example of a gather and continuation play. Lillard's "gather" is considered when he ends his dribble and has control of the ball. He is then fouled by Bogut who slides over late and bumps Lillard as he shoots. It's a correct call. #RefWatchParty

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