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Scott Foster assigned to Game 2 of Warriors-Rockets

Scott Foster

The NBA has announced the crew that will officiate Game 2 between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets.

One of the refs is someone Houston is dreading to see … Scott Foster:

The Rockets infamously have some beef with Mr. Foster. The last time Foster was assigned to a Rockets game was in February. This was also when James Harden and Chris Paul criticized the veteran official after fouling out in a loss against the Los Angeles Lakers:

Houston, we have a problem.

While many people are fanning the conspiracy flames, referee game assignments are reportedly made before a series starts:

But with the way officiating has clouded this series already, the timing of this Scott Foster assignment in Game 2 certainly adds another layer to the ongoing drama. The Warriors have had their issues with Foster as well, but not like the Rockets have of late.

The Rockets were very vocal about the calls in Game 1. They criticized the referees for missing blatant fouls on a number of their 3-point attempts, specifically by Klay Thompson.

James Harden went on a postgame rant saying he just wants a fair chance to win. Chris Paul, who was ejected late on Sunday, has already been fined by the NBA for making physical contact with an official while complaining about a non-call at the end of Game 1.

The Rockets have also taken extreme measures to get their point across. They have reportedly compiled a data-driven report and analysis of the calls that officials missed and went the Warriors’ way in Game 7 of last year’s Western Conference Finals.

This has become way too much of an issue for these Western Conference rivals. This series has the potential to be an absolute classic between two heavyweight teams, but it could also be stained by all the talk about the referees.

Hopefully, officiating does not become the theme of the series when everything is said and done.

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