BOSTON - JUNE 13: Referee Joey Crawford looks on during a stop in play between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Boston Celtics during Game Five of the 2010 NBA Finals on June 13, 2010 at TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Check out this site to get some nice video breakdown as to how the referees called Game One between the Thunder and Mavericks. If it seemed like every other play involved a foul called, you're probably right. Also, there were a number of calls missed on both ends of the court, as Mr. Stern's referee crew continues to be drawn under the microscope.
If you were an extra terrestrial who suddenly dropped in on Game One, while the tall guys running around and making shots were quite the sight, you might have concluded that the most important guy on the floor was Mr. Joey Crawford.
Did the referees do a good job calling Game One?
Yes, the players have to learn to ease up on the rough play (8 votes)
Yes, but only in favor of the Mavericks (14 votes)
Yes, but only in favor of the Thunder (7 votes)
Possibly, but the game was turned into a free throw shooting contest (39 votes)
No, the disparity between rounds has been stark (31 votes)
99 total votes