17 – Crawford
23 – Phillips
78 – Tiven
11:18 – Ben Wallace grabs Brook Lopez’s arm in the post. Easy call for Joe Crawford.
10:32 – Tayshaun Prince gets in Joe Smith’s space, but Smith fails to get vertical before contact is made. Another Crawford whistle.
10:22 – Devin Harris bumps and displaces Stuckey on way to a shot. Crawford no-call.
10:13 – Travis Outlaw gives a slight shoves to Austin Daye trying to get a board. Phillips sees it (right in front of him) and nails him. Great job establishing that kind of play as a no-no. Of course, Daye is so slight he looks like any short of shove would put him into the second row.
9:18 – Rip Hamilton gets double-teamed as he tried to move along baseline. He gets Lopez in the air, which is good and should have drawn a foul as he came down on Rip and bumped him toward the baseline, threatening the boundary. Unfortunately, Phillips is straight-lined and misses the contact, though, I’m not sure how he could have moved to see it. Rip throws the ball off the back of the backboard for a turnover. Minus for Phillips, but a slight one.
8:44 – Crawford forgets which team is going which way. Clearly sees the ball go off Lopez, but points the wrong way. He quickly calls a “my bad” and corrects himself. Excellent awareness of brain-fart error. If you’ve never done that, I’d say you’ve never officiated a full-court basketball game.
8:33 – Stuckey impedes Harris on way to rack. Crawford should have seen and called that, I think, but props to Phillips for seeing the quick hands on display when Stuckey swats away the shot by Harris after the contact. Correct no-call after a questionable no-call.
7:15 – Tevin finally blows his whistle and promptly makes the wrong ruling on a ball that looked like it hit Wallace, but actually hit Lopez. Ended up getting corrected, so nice work ultimately.
6:44 – Austin Daye saves ball. Correctly ruled by Crawford. Excellent positioning and judgement.
6:35 – Wallace mugged on put-back by Harris. Gimme call for Crawford.
5:25 – Stuckey mostly blows by Outlaw, who puts his body all over Stuckey as he goes in and misses the lay-up. Tevin didn’t have to think too hard about that one.
4:37 – Derrick Favors gets the ball in the post. Goes up for a shot, Daye hits his arm on the way up and then does that thing where they put their arms straight in the air like they were meant to do in the first place. Tevin watching intently and gets the call.
3:58 – Wallace camped out just outside the little semi-circle. Harris hoping to get the block. He didn’t because Crawford knows what he’s doing. Nice work.
2:47 – Wallace gets pass as he’s running the lane. Terrance Williams looks like he gets all ball as Wallace is in the air passing him, but seems to catch Wallace in the face in the aftermath, which needs called. Tevin seemed to see a tough play all the way through. Unfortunate for Williams, but the right call.
0:50 – Tayshaun gets called for contact on Favors on a shot. Does not appear to be any contact and Phillips, who called it, would have had to have seen through Favors to see any, really. Maybe he saw something, but I sure didn’t.
10:28 – Bynum clips Farmar on his way to the basket. Easy call.
9:45 – McGrady just holding the arms of #27 with his back to the basket during a rebounding situation. Crawford probably baffled by the entire situation, but still made the call.
8:02 – Double dribble called by Tevin, but I’m starting to wonder when someone is going to get Favors for his illegal screens. He is getting a late knee in there each time.
5:20 – Maxiell goes strong for a dunk. Lopez too late to put much contact on, but bothers to try a little and gets the ‘and one’ for his troubles. Good call by Phillips.
4:55 – Villanueva gets a foul on the floor courtesy of Tevin and some mutual grabbing and pushing with Humphries. Could have gone either way, but looks like Villanueva started it.
3:55 – Harris fouls Prince from behind on a breakaway. Good hustle and catch by Crawford.
1:39 – Stuckey absolutely explodes to the basket. Humphries comes over late. Crawford unlikely to get an easier call tonight.
1:14 – Finally, Crawford tags Favors on an illegal screen. Young man has to start learning!
8:11 – Prince fouled by Outlaw on a jumper from the wing. Those can be hard to see. Nice call by Tevin.
7:34 – Phillips should have seen and called Lopez contacting Wallace from behind on a rebound situation. Bad miss. It’s one of those fans will expect to see called, even if they are incorrectly screaming for “over the back.”
7:16 – Stuckey is too quick on that play for me to see what Crawford saw. Morrow seemed to be playing decent defense, but admittedly looked a half-step behind the whole way, so there was likely contact somewhere. It did take place right in front of Crawford.
7:05 – Daye hand and body all over Harris for an and-one. Crawford on the job.
4:22 -Tiven needed to get that play cleaned up as Lopez was trying to wrest the ball clear from the reaching hands of Stuckey and Wallace. I think he could have saved himself some trouble by calling contact on the original rebound, especially since he decided to go with Stuckey as the guilty party, when Wallace seemed to make more contact.
1:58 – Williams got a lot of contact from behind on that rebound situation. Crawford makes a needed call there. Wildly out of control.
1:47 – Phillips gets Maxiell for a walk. Good call.
0:47 – Hamilton nailed for trying to sneak a hand in on Williams as he tries to back Rip down. Crawford again.
0:36 – Damien James gets an and-one when Gordon taps the arm on a fade-away. Earned that call from Tiven.
0:34 – Goaltend against Maxiell.
11:37 – Bynum grabby right in front of Crawford. Easy pickens.
10:18 – another one of those ‘why bother’ fouls. Bynum was going to score. I guess the contact from Williams could have disrupted the shot, but it didn’t. Tiven and Phillips on a double-whistle, giving each other a nod acknowledging the fact.
9:59 – James gets a phantom call from Tiven on a Maxiell jumper. Could not have been less contact. That’s a miss.
9:47 – Crawford cleaning up the messy D by Villanueva. Easy block call.
8:55 – Petro shoves Maxiell in the pain on a rebound situation. Maxiell looked to embellesh the shove, though. Tiven probably has the right call.
8:24 – Maxiell with some more play-acting. This one seems a little more obvious, but not to Phillips, who hits Lopez for a hold.
7:06 – Maxiell didn’t have to embellesh that one. Lopez with a slap AND shove. Tiven gets the call.
6:31 – Devin Harris grabs McGrady for a sloppy foul Crawford has no choice but to call.
6:05 – Gordon gets Humphries in the air, giving Crawford more easy work.
5:42 – Villanueva had good position on Lopez, but his left arm seems to be doing some dirty work, or so says Crawford. Too bad.
5:21 – Phillips seems to miss Villanueava shoving Harris from behind on a break-away lay-up attempt, as well as Harris hitting Villanueva in the face with his off arm. Or he decided to pass on both bits of contact. Not the right decision in my book.
4:55 – On another breakaway, Phillips does get Villanueva who, admittedly, gave him no choice.
4:48 – Williams gets hit with a ticky-tack foul away from the ball on Wallace by Crawford. I’m looking at that as some preventative maintenance. Weird, but giving the benefit of the doubt to Crawford.
4:25 – Outlaw now hits Wallace near mid-court. It would appear the Nets are doing hack-a-Ben, so now I get why Crawford is making those calls. Seems like an intentional foul might be differently penalized, but I don’t write the rules.
3:10 – and-one for Tayshaun. Outlaw just not quick enough to stay in front of him as he goes to bucket.
2:53 – Tiven could have gotten Maxiell for a bump as Harris drove the lane. Negative work.
2:24 – Gordon bumps Harris way out top. Crawford blows the whistle.
0:57 – Gordon again a step slow guarding Harris. Bump on drive and shot. And-one situation. Correctly called by ?
0:24 – That ball went off the fingertips of Williams. Phillips ruled otherwise. Poor call on a tough play.