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Mandyahl
07-05-2003, 01:30 AM
for what it's worth...


Ref Reform Study: NBA Blows 40 % Of 'Tough Calls'

By Mike Fisher -- DallasBasketball.com

The "Official Scorer of the Officials'' has spoken.

And his playoff-long assessment of the NBA officials, exclusive to DB.com, reveals a shameful record when it comes to accurate calls, enforcement of the rulebook and the definition of what a referee should be.

It comes down to this: Is the NBA satisfied with its refs getting almost 40 percent of their "tough calls'' wrong?

In this first of a series reviewing the findings of our anonymous former NBA ref who studied in great detail a cross-section of nine Mavs playoff games, we will tally up the number of "tough calls,'' the number of "bad calls,'' and the number of "bad calls'' that benefited/did not benefit Dallas. (In future parts of the series, we will solicit responses to our findings from Mavs owner Mark Cuban and from NBA Director of Officiating Ed Rush, and we will allow our "Mystery Ref'' to play Mr. Fix-It in regard to what we hope you will agree is an embarrassing problem for the league. In fact, we're hearing there may be a sort of Ref Reform on the way, and we'll bring you that story as well).

First, Part 1, and the raw data:

In the nine games reviewed (Games 1 and 5 against Portland, Games 1, 2, 3 and 7 against Sacramento, Games 1, 2 and 3 against San Antonio), our "Official Scorer of the Officials'' identified 359 "tough calls.'' These were defined loosely as decisions found challenging not only by our ref, but also found to be debatable by the coaches, players and fans as well.

Of those 359 "tough calls,'' the assorted crews who worked the nine games made the proper decision 225 times. That's 62.7 percent. The refs made the improper call 134 times. That's 37.3 percent.

Now, some of these decisions can be debated forever; that's the nature of judgement calls. We took on this task knowing that fact, knowing that a certain charging call here and a certain defensive-three-seconds call there are subject to debate. But our review of each game is no different than the reviews done by various college basketball leagues around the country, not substantially different than the self-review the NBA does (or should be doing).

The only great difference is that ours is public, that we volunteer to be scrutinized, that we believe that if the 10 players on the floor and the two coaches on the floor are to be graded and ranked and examined, the three people who have the most control of the game should be graded and ranked and examined as well.

So again, the question: Is it good enough for the NBA that it is getting almost 40 percent of the tough ones wrong?

Is anyone humbled by the game-to-game inequities and imbalances (a flood of free throws in Game 1 against San Antonio, a droplet of free throws in Game 2)? And will humility serve as a motivator to change?

How many times does a shooter need to be clearly inside the arc and clownishly given credit for a 3 by the refs before the league finds a way to fix the problem? Such a play happened an astounding three times in the Mavs' postseason.

Should an official's personal mood, his personality, and maybe even a long-standing grudge, be permitted to be part of the on-court mix? Since the revelation that Joey Crawford has an apparent dislike for Mavs coach Don Nelson -- and since Crawford's pre-Game 2 proclamation to not "mess with'' him in San Antonio, NBA people now talk openly about which refs have short fuses, which refs are the most cocky, even which refs like which teams.

In that regard, a Mavs fan might use as ammunition this finding: Of the 134 "bad calls'' made in the nine games studied, 90 benefited the Dallas opponent. Only 44 benefited Dallas.

Around here, we recognize our staff bias, so we'll be careful not to make too much of that. (Though if Crawford not liking Nelson affects those numbers, or if the league not liking Cuban affects those numbers, or if the league takes subtle action to "protect'' the marquee players and the marquee teams, maybe it is impossible to make too much of it.)

OK, we'll say this, too: The old saying is that calls "even up.'' Over the course of a dozen games, though, they did not even up. So either our sampling is too limited (we don't think so, given the fact that the NBA sent its very best to these nine games or the saying is wrong.

Know this, though: Our veteran referee, the "Official Scorer of the Officials,'' the man who spent almost countless hours, armed with game passes, rulebooks and casebooks and videotapes to do this job, is not a Mavs fan. Nowadays, he's not even much of an NBA fan. In fact, after conducting this study -- and himself being shocked by the outrageous findings -- he may be less of an NBA fan than ever.

Coming up: Is the NBA motivated to act on Ref Reform?

MavKikiNYC
07-05-2003, 09:04 AM
for what it's worth...

Exactly.


While, outside of David Stern, Russ Granik and Ed Rush, there is pretty much universal agreement something needs to be done about NBA officials, this piece doesn't do a good job of presenting Fisher's case, whatever that is.

A few questions:

Who is db.com's 'mystery' consultant-ref? Is this the consultant that Cuban has hired to work with the Mavericks? Can't think of that guy's name. But Fisher should at least be willling to provide more information about the need for anonymity. Is the league likely to retaliate against the Mavericks? Against this individual? Would the NBA deny this consultant access to NBA games or sanction the Mavericks for having someone in their employ publically critique the NBA's officials? If so, then this should be part of the article. If not, why the need for 'anonymity'? Anonymity of this sort does as much (if not more) to question the credibility of the sources perspective than the results of the 'study'. Does this individual have an axe to grind with certain other officials? With the league? Was he dismissed by the league for poor performance? Was he one of the officials released by the league in connection with the tax evasion cases? All of these questions have bearing on the credibility of the findings.

Second, we need some more information about how the study was conducted; more OBJECTIVE information about how the concept of 'tough calls' was defined; more aggregate statistics about how accurately officials did OVERALL; how many total calls were made, how many were made correctly. Fisher doesn't offer what he would consider to be an acceptable rate of accuracy, and so far, no plan for attaing that level of accuracy. Should officials be getting 70% of the 'tough calls' correct? 80%? 85%?

Third, the definition of 'correctness' in this study is not that sound either. Basically, they're defining it as a measurement of how often the anonymous expert agreed with the original call. What if they had 3 experts reviewing the calls independently? What would THEIR rate of agreement be? What if they couldn't agree as to the correctness of the calls? What would that mean for the legitimacy of this type of study?

I've seen some the results of some exercises where groups of individuals were trained extensively to make objective-based judgment calls. Afterward one could compare indivuals' rates of 'correctness', as well as the groups' rates of correctness for any particular judgement. (The exercises were not altogether conceptually dissimilar to what NBA officials are doing, except that officials have to make the call on the spot, with live action, without the benefit (or burden) of replays.)

Looking at group results to see how well these indivuals agreed with one another (out of the glare of the arena, the cameras, the commentators, the coaches, the players and the fans) 60-65% for EXACT correctness would be a pretty normal result for ALL judgments, not just the 'tough calls'; 70-75% of ALL calls, would be an uncommonly high level of agreement, and above 80% for ALL calls would be extraordinary. Frankly, getting 63% of the 'tough calls' "correct" (i.e., having post hoc confirmation of the call by an anoymous individual) doesn't sound surprising, or even all that bad.

Fisher's presentation here of one chunk of information at a time, presenting 'tough calls' out of context of total calls, runs the risk of distorting the issue--exaggerating the level of the problem by focusing on one aspect of the problem at a time.

I think what Fisher might do more effectively in a gossip column like his would be to investigate Crawford's history with Nelson, or Javie's history with Riley. These personal vendettae are glaringly obvious to fans, and they screamingly undermine the credibility of the officials and the legitimacy of the games they call. Why is Fisher so mum on these kinds of stories?

I remember a few years back when Jake O'Donnell, who was regarded as one of if not THE top officials in the game at the time, was pretty much forced to retire after he precipitously ejected Clyde Drexler from a playoff game. O'Donnell was known to have a particularly short fuse for Drexler, and after he made the mistake of overreacting in a playoff game, he was forced out. Was O'Donnell's retirement an attempt by the league to preserve the credibility of the game, or was it just a behind-the-scenes settling of old scores among officials? If Javie and Crawford are allowed to stay on after their incidents with Riley and Nelson, then you can pretty much assume it was the latter.

But this is the type of story that Fisher would do better to pursue, rather than some pseudo-statistical 'analysis' of officials' calls.

MavKikiNYC
07-05-2003, 09:20 AM
Random thought:

One thing the NBA could do to avoid having referees like Joey Crawford having an adverse effect on playoff games would be to institute some sort of pre-emption system. This would be particularly appropriate in the playoffs where there are more officials available on any given gameday/night. Supposedly the league uses performance analayses to put the best-performing officials in playoff games. But why couldn't they randomly assign five officials to a given playoff game, allowing the coaches from each team to eliminate one official if they felt that official had a bias against a coach or player on their team.

This could go a long way toward eliminating teams' feeling shafted by the league or by a particular offiial in a high-stakes game. It would also provide a tool for the league to identify and evaluate any problem officials. If one official, say a Javie or a Crawford, was pre-empted at a dispropotionately higher rate, despite the fact that he is presume by the league's own system to be a high-performing official, then the supervisor of officials or another qualifed Dairy Queen manager would have something to go on in determining whether Javie or Crawford were problem officials.

Just a thought.

MFFL
07-05-2003, 09:45 AM
Originally posted by: MavKikiNYC
Random thought:

One thing the NBA could do to avoid having referees like Joey Crawford having an adverse effect on playoff games would be to institute some sort of pre-emption system. This would be particularly appropriate in the playoffs where there are more officials available on any given gameday/night. Supposedly the league uses performance analayses to put the best-performing officials in playoff games. But why couldn't they randomly assign five officials to a given playoff game, allowing the coaches from each team to eliminate one official if they felt that official had a bias against a coach or player on their team.

This could go a long way toward eliminating teams' feeling shafted by the league or by a particular offiial in a high-stakes game. It would also provide a tool for the league to identify and evaluate any problem officials. If one official, say a Javie or a Crawford, was pre-empted at a dispropotionately higher rate, despite the fact that he is presume by the league's own system to be a high-performing official, then the supervisor of officials or another qualifed Dairy Queen manager would have something to go on in determining whether Javie or Crawford were problem officials.

Just a thought.

Good thought

Chiwas
07-05-2003, 10:50 AM
Good posts, Mavkiki.

I'm still wondering why Crawford was present in that many games of the Mavs in the playoffs.

Am I a paranoid if I think that the NBA did it on purpose? I mean, intentionally for impeding the Mavs to be champions.

Mandyahl
07-05-2003, 11:00 AM
kiki, you write better than fisher! and better than a lot of sports columnists! you should get a job doing that...

Dunk50
07-05-2003, 11:51 AM
Second, we need some more information about how the study was conducted; more OBJECTIVE information about how the concept of 'tough calls' was defined; more aggregate statistics about how accurately officials did OVERALL; how many total calls were made, how many were made correctly.

Throughout the playoffs, they ran a series of stories where they listed all the statistics and opinions on each foul in the game. So you could go back and look at the tapes and see how credible this ref is for yourself. Here is an article from Game 3 of the Sacramento Series.

"By Mike Fisher -- DallasBasketball.com
Dallas-Sacto’s Game 3 is destined to go down as one of the all-time classics. It will be reviewed over and over by fans forever as we watch the Mavs somehow winning 141-137 in two overtimes.
We’d also like the NBA and its referees to watch that thing over and over. Not for the two overtimes, though. Just for two plays.
Armed with his rulebook, his casebook, his videotapes and his access to playoff home games – oh, and his lengthy experience as a ref, including at the NBA level – DallasBasketball.com has unleashed its “Official Scorer of the Officials’’ on Games 3, 4 and 5 of the series. His detailed review of every single call in those three games (adding to our so-far sampling of six Mavs playoff games) is below. The purpose? To determine just how far the NBA officials stray from the rulebook and sound mechanics, and how much that straying might affect games in an unwanted way.
3 MORE ‘REF BOXSCORE’ RESULTS
Let’s extract from Game 3 the two plays, both involving Steve Nash, each favoring a different team, both greatly impacting this contest in an unwanted way – and both calls the result of things that have nothing to do with the rulebook.
Exhibit A: There is 6:08 left on the clock. Dallas is down 10, 105-95, when Nash lines up for a long-distance shot. The basket is good, and the trail official – with a bad, straight-on sight-line -- signals “3.’’ But before his signal, the lead official is coming across the paint and is pointing to the floor, the sign of a 2-point attempt. Nash’s right foot is on the line. The lead official has it right, and calls it first. Yet there is no correction, no conference, no overruling. The 3 – which wasn’t a 3, and which the lead official knew wasn’t a 3 – counts. Dallas cuts the lead to seven and is propelled to OT.
Exhibit B: The Mavs are up 3, 138-135, with 21 seconds left in the second overtime. Dirk Nowitzki is inbounding the ball under the basket, looking to get it to Nash to all but seal the outcome. Nowitzki lobs a pass that is far out of Nash’s reach. Nowitzki is charged with a turnover and the Kings are given possession. But there is a reason Nash cannot get to the ball; Bobby Jackson has subtlely hugged him, slowing Nash’s ability to chase down the pass. It is a mirror image of a play earlier in the game that was called. But at this time, with these players, in this gym, it is ignored.
Arm yourself now with ALL the stats for Game 3 (see the link for previous games; our Mystery Ref is working away at Games 4 and 5 at this moment) – and with an eye for the way the officials might be impacting games in unwanted ways:

GAME 3: MAVS 141, KINGS 137 at Sacramento, May 10, 2003
Officials: #24 Mike Callahan , #17 Joe Crawford , #42 Hue Hollins
1st Period
(12:00) Jump Ball Divac vs Nowitzki
(11:40) [SAC 2-0] Bibby Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)
(11:19) [DAL] Nash Jump Shot: Missed
(11:17) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(11:10) [SAC] Turkoglu Jump Shot: Missed
(11:08) [DAL] Griffin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(11:00) [DAL] Griffin Turnover: Out of Bounds (1 TO)
(10:46) [SAC 4-0] Christie Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Divac (1 AST)
(10:30) [DAL 2-4] Griffin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Finley (1 AST)
(10:18) [SAC 6-2] Bibby Driving Layup: Made (4 PTS)
(10:06) [DAL] Nash Jump Shot: Missed
(10:05) [SAC] Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(10:04) [SAC] Bibby Turnover: Out of Bounds (1 TO)
(10:04) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(9:57) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(9:55) [SAC] Team Rebound
(9:46) [DAL] Najera Foul: Shooting (1 PF) GOOD CALL BUT LEAD OFFICIAL CANNOT SEE THIS PLAY. SLOT HAS NO WHISTLE LOOKING RIGHT IT. IT WAS A FOUL. GOOD CALL, FOR SAC
(9:46) [SAC 7-2] Divac Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)
(9:46) [SAC 8-2] Divac Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)
(9:33) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(9:31) [DAL] Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)
(9:18) [DAL] Nash Fade Away: Missed
(9:17) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(9:10) [SAC] Christie Turnover: Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal: Griffin (1 ST)
(8:57) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(8:56) [SAC] Christie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(8:51) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(8:50) [DAL] Griffin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)
(8:34) [DAL 4-8] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)
(8:16) [SAC] Turkoglu Turnover: Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal: Najera (1 ST)
(8:10) [DAL 6-8] Nash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Finley (2 AST)
(8:02) [SAC 10-6] Divac Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Christie (1 AST)
(7:54) [SAC] Bibby Foul: Personal (1 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(7:54) [DAL] Najera Foul: Technical (1 PF)GOOD TECH STUPID ACTIONS. FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(7:54) [SAC 11-6] Stojakovic Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)
(7:50) [DAL] Najera Foul: Offensive (2 PF)THIS IS A GOOD SCREEN BY NAJERA. FOR SAC BAD CALL
(7:50) [DAL] Najera Turnover: Foul (1 TO)
(7:50) [DAL] Najera Substitution replaced by Van Exel
(7:46) [SAC] Divac Foul: Offensive (1 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(7:46) [SAC] Divac Turnover: Foul (1 TO)
(7:30) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(7:28) [DAL] Griffin Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)
(7:25) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(7:23) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(7:11) [SAC] Turkoglu Jump Shot: Missed
(7:09) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) GOOD NO CALL ON FLOP BY DIVAC. FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(6:59) [DAL 8-11] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Griffin (1 AST)
(6:45) [SAC] Divac Foul: Offensive (2 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(6:45) [SAC] Divac Turnover: Foul (2 TO)
(6:26) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(6:25) [SAC] Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(6:19) [SAC] Bibby Jump Shot: Missed
(6:17) [DAL] Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) SHOUL HAVE BEEN A LOOSE BALL FOUL ON NOWITZKI. BAD NO CALL. FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(6:14) [SAC] Divac Substitution replaced by Clark
(6:07) [DAL] Griffin Jump Shot: Missed
(6:05) [SAC] Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(5:59) [DAL] Nash Foul: Personal (1 PF)NASH HAS MAN WRAPPED UP GOOD CALL (THIS IS EXACTLY THE SAME FOUL THAT THE REFS PASS ON LATE IN THE SECOND OT WHERE NASH CAN’T GET TO THE INBOUNDS PASS.) FOR SAC GOOD CALL.
(5:56) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(5:54) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(5:39) [DAL] Nash Jump Shot: Missed
(5:37) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(5:28) [SAC 13-8] Clark Alley Oop Layup: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bibby (1 AST)
(5:14) [DAL 10-13] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Van Exel (1 AST)
(5:00) [DAL] Van Exel Foul: Personal (1 PF)
(5:00) [DAL] Griffin Substitution replaced by Bell
(4:58) [SAC] Christie Turnover: Bad Pass (2 TO)
(4:46) [DAL 12-13] Nowitzki Turnaround Jump: Made (8 PTS)
(4:37) [SAC] Christie Foul: Offensive (1 PF) CHRISTIE RUNS RIGHT OVER NASH FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(4:37) [SAC] Christie Turnover: Foul (3 TO)
(4:23) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(4:22) [SAC] Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(4:14) [SAC 15-12] Stojakovic Fade Away: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turkoglu (1 AST)
(4:01) [DAL 15-15] Finley Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Van Exel (2 AST)
(3:53) [SAC 18-15] Bibby Driving Layup: Made (7 PTS)
(3:53) [DAL] Bell Foul: Shooting (1 PF) FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(3:53) [SAC 18-15] Bibby Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)
(3:43) [DAL] Nash Jump Shot: Missed
(3:41) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(3:36) [SAC 20-15] Turkoglu Driving Dunk: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AS
(3:25) [SAC] Turkoglu Foul: Personal (1 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(3:22) [DAL] Bell Foul: Offensive (2 PF)NOT A GOOD SCREEN GOOD CALL. FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(3:22) [DAL] Bell Turnover: Foul (1 TO)
(3:10) [SAC 23-15] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)
(3:00) [DAL] Finley Fade Away: Missed
(2:58) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(2:56) [DAL] Nowitzki Violation: Kicked Ball
(2:56) [DAL] Team Timeout: Regular
(2:56) [SAC] Turkoglu Substitution replaced by Jackson
(2:42) [SAC 25-15] Jackson Jump Hook: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Christie (2 AST)
(2:30) [SAC] Stojakovic Foul: Personal (1 PF)GOOD CALL ARMS EXTENDED, FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(2:24) [DAL] Nash Turnover: Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal: Bibby (1 ST)
(2:18) [SAC] Christie Jump Shot: Missed
(2:16) [DAL] Van Exel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(2:06) [DAL 18-25] Nash Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Van Exel (3 AST)
(1:52) [SAC 27-18] Clark Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST)
(1:52) [DAL] Finley Foul: Shooting (1 PF)GOOD CALL FINLEY HITS CLARK ON ARM. FOR SAC GOOD CAL
(1:52) [DAL] Nash Substitution replaced by LaFrentz
(1:52) [SAC 28-18] Clark Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)
(1:36) [DAL] Finley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Clark (1 BLK)GOOD NO CALL. FOR SAC GOOD CAL
(1:33) [SAC] Clark Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(1:27) [SAC 30-18] Jackson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Christie (3 AST)
(1:01) [DAL 21-30] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Finley (3 AST)
(0:52) [SAC 32-21] Stojakovic Fade Away: Made (8 PTS)
(0:43) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(0:41) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(0:36) [SAC 34-21] Christie Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST)
(0:29) [DAL 23-34] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)
(0:21) [SAC 36-23] Bibby Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)
(0:01) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(0:00) [SAC] Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(0:00) End Period

FIRST PERIOD SCORECARD:
’TOUGH’ CALLS 15
BAD CALLS 1
FOR DAL 1
FOR SAC 0


2nd Period
(11:44) [DAL 25-36] Finley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bell (1 AST)
(11:25) [SAC] Christie Running Hook Shot: Missed
(11:24) [SAC] Clark Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)
(11:18) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(11:16) [DAL] Finley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(10:52) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(10:50) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(10:39) [DAL] Nowitzki Foul: Personal (1 PF)
(10:32) [SAC] Christie Jump Shot: Missed
(10:30) [SAC] Team Rebound
(10:20) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(10:19) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(10:13) [SAC] Jackson Foul: Shooting (1 PF)GOOD CALL PUSH IN BACK. FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(10:13) [DAL] Bell Substitution replaced by Nash
(10:13) [DAL 26-36] Finley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)
(10:13) [DAL] Finley Free Throw 2 of 2 missed
(10:12) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(10:01) [DAL] Nash Foul: Personal (2 PF)COULD HAVE BEEN FOUL ON NOWITZKI. FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(9:48) [SAC 39-26] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Christie (4 AST)
(9:41) [DAL] LaFrentz Jump Shot: Missed
(9:39) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(9:22) [SAC 42-26] Jackson Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST)DEFENSIVE 3 SEC ON LAFRENTZ MISSED BY REFS. FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(9:07) [DAL 28-42] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)
(8:52) [SAC 44-28] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)
(8:37) [DAL 31-44] Finley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Van Exel (4 AST)
(8:30) [SAC 46-31] Stojakovic Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Christie (5 AST
(8:30) [DAL] LaFrentz Violation: Defensive Goaltending FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(8:15) [DAL 33-46] LaFrentz Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)
(7:59) [SAC 48-33] Jackson Turnaround Jump: Made (5 PTS)
(7:45) [DAL 35-48] Nash Finger Roll: Made (7 PTS)
(7:32) [SAC] Clark Turnover: Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal: Nash (1 ST)
(7:28) [DAL] Nowitzki Layup Shot: Missed
(7:26) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)
(7:18) [DAL] LaFrentz Foul: Shooting (1 PF)FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(7:18) Timeout: Official
(7:18) [SAC] Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Bibby
(7:18) [SAC 49-35] Christie Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)
(7:18) [SAC 50-35] Christie Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)
(7:09) [DAL] LaFrentz Jump Shot: Missed
(7:07) [DAL] Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)
(7:02) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(7:00) [DAL] Nash Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)
(6:57) [DAL 38-50] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)
(6:46) [SAC] Christie Jump Shot: Missed
(6:44) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)
(6:38) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(6:36) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)
(6:35) [DAL] Nowitzki Layup Shot: Missed
(6:34) [DAL] LaFrentz Tip Shot: Missed
(6:34) [DAL] LaFrentz Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)
(6:33) [DAL] Team Rebound
(6:26) [DAL 41-50] Nash Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)
(6:09) [SAC] Jackson Turnover: Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal: Van Exel (1 ST)
(6:04) [DAL 43-50] Van Exel Driving Layup: Made (7 PTS)
(5:44) [SAC 52-43] Clark Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)
(5:38) [DAL] Van Exel Turnover: Bad Pass (1 TO)
(5:38) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(5:38) [SAC] Christie Substitution replaced by Stojakovic
(5:38) [SAC] Clark Substitution replaced by Divac
(5:25) [SAC 54-43] Divac Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (2 AST)
(5:06) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(5:04) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)
(4:49) [SAC] Stojakovic Fade Away: Missed
(4:47) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)
(4:36) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(4:35) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(4:28) [SAC] Jackson Driving Layup: Missed SHOULD HAVE BEEN A BLOCKING FOUL ON NASH. HE WAS INSIDE THE ARC BAD NO CALL FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(4:27) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)
(4:18) [DAL] Finley Driving Layup: Missed
(4:17) [DAL 45-54] LaFrentz Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)
(4:17) [DAL] LaFrentz Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)
(4:01) [SAC] Bibby Jump Shot: Missed
(3:59) [DAL] Van Exel Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(3:55) [DAL 47-54] Nash Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Van Exel (5 AST)
(3:41) [DAL] LaFrentz Foul: Shooting (2 PF)
(3:41) [SAC] Divac Foul: Double Technical (2 PF) DIVAC TRAVELS FIRST THEN NOT A GOOD CALL ON LAFRENTZ. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(3:41) [SAC 55-47] Divac Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)
(3:41) [SAC] Divac Free Throw 2 of 2 missed
(3:40) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)
(3:23) [DAL] LaFrentz Jump Shot: Missed
(3:21) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)
(3:17) [SAC 57-47] Bibby Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST)
(3:05) [SAC] Bibby Foul: Personal (2 PF) DIVAC DEF 3 SEC MISSED. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(2:52) [DAL] LaFrentz Jump Shot: Missed
(2:50) [DAL] Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)
(2:44) [DAL 50-57] Finley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Van Exel (6 AST)
(2:24) [SAC] Divac Jump Shot: Missed
(2:23) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)
(2:11) [SAC] Stojakovic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(2:11) [DAL] Team Timeout: Regular
(2:11) [SAC] Jackson Substitution replaced by Christie
(2:11) [DAL] Finley Substitution replaced by Griffin
(2:11) [DAL 51-57] Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)
(2:11) [DAL 52-57] Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)
(1:57) [SAC 59-52] Jackson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)
(1:36) [DAL 55-59] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)
(1:21) [SAC 61-57] Divac Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bibby (2 AST)
(1:04) [DAL 57-61] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)
(0:55) [DAL] Griffin Foul: Personal (1 PF) FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(0:55) [SAC] Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(0:55) [SAC] Team Rebound
(0:55) [SAC 62-57] Stojakovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)
(0:35) [DAL 59-62] Griffin Jump Hook: Made (4 PTS)GOOD NO CALL ON LEAN IN. FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(0:35) [SAC] Christie Turnover: Inbound Turnover (4 TO) GOOD CALL ON VIOLATION. FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(0:30) [DAL 62-62] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)
(0:07) [SAC 64-62] Jackson Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)
(0:01) [DAL] LaFrentz Jump Shot: Missed
(0:00) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)
(0:00) End Period

SECOND PERIOD SCORECARD:
’TOUGH’ CALLS 11
BAD CALLS 3
FOR DAL 2
FOR SAC 1

3rd Period
(11:44) [DAL 65-64] Nash Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Griffin (2 AST)
(11:25) [SAC] Turkoglu Jump Shot: Missed
(11:24) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)
(11:13) [SAC] Turkoglu Jump Shot: Missed
(11:11) [DAL] Nash Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)
(10:55) [DAL 67-64] Nowitzki Turnaround Jump: Made (17 PTS)
(10:33) [DAL] Finley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(10:33) [SAC] Divac Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(10:33) [SAC] Team Rebound
(10:33) [SAC 65-67] Divac Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)
(10:13) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(10:12) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(10:01) [SAC 68-67] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Bibby (3 AST)
(9:41) [DAL 69-68] Griffin Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)
(9:25) [SAC 71-69] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)
(9:18) [SAC] Bibby Foul: Personal (3 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(9:18) [DAL] Griffin Substitution replaced by Bell
(9:09) [DAL 72-71] Finley Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)
(8:53) [SAC] Christie Jump Shot: Missed
(8:51) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)
(8:48) [DAL] Nash Foul: Shooting (3 PF) FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(8:48) [SAC] Turkoglu Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(8:48) [SAC] Team Rebound
(8:48) [SAC 72-72] Turkoglu Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)
(8:25) [DAL] Finley Turnover: Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal: Stojakovic (1 ST)
(8:11) [DAL] Bell Foul: Shooting (3 PF)GOOD CALL PUSHED ON SHOT. FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(8:11) [SAC] Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(8:11) [SAC] Team Rebound
(8:11) [SAC] Stojakovic Free Throw 2 of 2 missed
(8:11) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)
(7:50) [DAL] Najera Turnover: Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal: Christie (1 ST)
(7:45) [SAC 74-72] Bibby Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (3 AST)
(7:45) [DAL] Bell Violation: Defensive Goaltending FOR SAC GOOD CALL
(7:21) [DAL 74-74] Nowitzki Turnaround Jump: Made (19 PTS)DIVAC DEF 3 SEC NO CALL. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(7:00) [SAC] Divac Jump Hook: Missed
(6:59) [DAL] Najera Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(6:50) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(6:48) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)
(6:44) [DAL] Najera Foul: Personal (3 PF)VERY CLOSE PLAY. FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(6:44) [DAL] Najera Substitution replaced by Van Exel
(6:40) [DAL] Nash Foul: Personal (4 PF) GOOD CAL NASH TACKLES CHRISTIE. FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(6:40) [SAC 75-74] Christie Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)
(6:40) [SAC 76-74] Christie Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)
(6:28) [DAL] Bell Jump Shot: Missed
(6:26) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(6:19) [SAC] Stojakovic Running Jump: Missed Block: Nowitzki (1 BLK)
(6:17) [SAC] Team Rebound
(6:17) [DAL] Nash Substitution replaced by LaFrentz
(6:14) [SAC 79-74] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Christie (6 AST)
(5:53) [DAL] Bell Jump Shot: Missed
(5:52) [SAC] Team Rebound
(5:52) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(5:33) [SAC 81-74] Christie Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Divac (2 AST)
(5:07) [SAC] Bibby Foul: Personal (4 PF)GOOD CALL BIBBY CAUSES CONTACT ON THE PLAY. FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(5:07) [SAC] Bibby Substitution replaced by Jackson
(4:54) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(4:52) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)
(4:42) [SAC] Turkoglu Layup Shot: Missed
(4:41) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)
(4:28) [DAL 76-81] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)
(4:04) [DAL] LaFrentz Foul: Shooting (3 PF) FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(4:04) [SAC 82-76] Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)
(4:04) [SAC 83-76] Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)
(3:53) [DAL] LaFrentz Jump Shot: Missed
(3:51) [SAC] Christie Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(3:39) [SAC] Stojakovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: LaFrentz (1 BLK)
(3:37) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)
(3:29) [SAC 85-76] Stojakovic Turnaround Jump: Made (27 PTS)
(3:14) [DAL 78-85] LaFrentz Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)
(3:14) [SAC] Divac Foul: Shooting (3 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(3:14) [DAL] Bell Substitution replaced by Nash
(3:14) [DAL] LaFrentz Free Throw 1 of 1 missed
(3:14) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)
(3:02) [SAC 87-78] Divac Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)
(2:38) [DAL] Team Timeout: Regular
(2:33) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(2:32) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)
(2:16) [DAL] Finley Foul: Personal (3 PF) THIS IS TRAVELING. PLUS DIVAC CAUSES ALL THE CONTACT. THIS SHOULD BE OFFENSE FOUL. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(2:16) [SAC] Divac Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(2:16) [SAC] Team Rebound
(2:16) [SAC 88-78] Divac Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)
(2:13) [DAL 80-88] LaFrentz Driving Dunk: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)
(1:57) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(1:55) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)
(1:44) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(1:42) [DAL] Van Exel Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)
(1:39) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(1:37) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)
(1:29) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(1:27) [DAL] Van Exel Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)
(1:22) [DAL] Nash Jump Shot: Missed
(1:21) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)
(1:15) [SAC] Jackson Layup Shot: Missed. FOR DAL, GOOD NO CALL
(1:14) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)
(1:06) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(1:05) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)
(1:00) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(0:58) [DAL] Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)
(0:51) [DAL 82-88] Van Exel Jump Hook: Made (17 PTS)
(0:31) [DAL] LaFrentz Foul: Personal (4 PF) FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(0:31) [SAC] Divac Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(0:31) [SAC] Team Rebound
(0:31) [SAC 89-82] Divac Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)
(0:13) [DAL] Nowitzki Turnover: Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal: Turkoglu (1 ST)SHOULD HAVE BEEN OFFENSE FOUL ON NOWITZKI, HE KNOCKS DEFENSE TO THE FLOOR. FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(0:11) [DAL] Van Exel Foul: Personal (2 PF) FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(0:11) [SAC] Divac Substitution replaced by Clark
(0:11) [SAC 90-82] Turkoglu Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)
(0:11) [SAC 91-82] Turkoglu Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)
(0:02) [SAC] Christie Foul: Personal (2 PF) FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(0:01) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(0:00) End Period
(0:00) [DAL] Team Rebound


THIRD PERIOD SCORECARD:
’TOUGH’ CALLS 14
BAD CALLS 3
FOR DAL 1
FOR SAC 2

4th Period
(11:42) [SAC] Turkoglu Layup Shot: Missed
(11:40) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)
(11:34) [DAL 85-91] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS)
(11:19) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(11:17) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)
(10:58) [SAC] Turkoglu Foul: Shooting (2 PF)GOOD CALL HIT ON THE ARM. FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(10:58) [DAL 86-91] Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)
(10:58) [SAC] Turkoglu Substitution replaced by Jackson
(10:58) [DAL 87-91] Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)
(10:42) [SAC 93-87] Stojakovic Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Christie (7 AS
(10:42) [DAL] LaFrentz Foul: Shooting (5 PF) LEAST AMOUNT OF CONTACT I HAVE SEEN CALLED SINCE BEGINNING OF PLAYOFFS. THIS A NO CALL AT BEST. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(10:42) [SAC] Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 1 missed
(10:42) [DAL] LaFrentz Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)
(10:25) [DAL] LaFrentz Turnover: Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal: Christie (2 ST)

(10:21) [DAL] Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (2 PF) FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(10:21) [DAL] LaFrentz Substitution replaced by Najera
(10:21) [SAC 94-87] Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)
(10:21) [SAC 95-87] Stojakovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)
(10:12) [SAC] Stojakovic Foul: Personal (3 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(10:01) [DAL 89-95] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS)
(9:46) [SAC] Christie Jump Shot: Missed
(9:44) [SAC 97-89] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS)
(9:44) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)
(9:33) [DAL] Nash Jump Shot: Missed
(9:31) [SAC] Team Rebound
(9:09) [SAC 99-89] Jackson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Clark (1 AST)
(8:55) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(8:53) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)
(8:52) [DAL] Van Exel Foul: Personal (3 PF)
(8:52) Timeout: Official
(8:52) [DAL] Najera Substitution replaced by Williams
(8:30) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(8:28) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)
(8:16) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(8:11) [SAC 101-91] Stojakovic Tip Shot: Made (35 PTS)
(8:11) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)
(7:59) [DAL] Williams Jump Shot: Missed
(7:57) [DAL] Nash Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)
(7:50) [DAL 91-101] Van Exel Driving Layup: Made (24 PTS)
(7:34) [SAC] Christie Turnover: Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal: Williams (1 ST)
(7:29) [DAL 93-101] Nash Driving Layup: Made (17 PTS)
(7:29) [SAC] Clark Violation: Defensive Goaltending FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(7:13) [SAC 103-93] Jackson Turnaround Jump: Made (12 PTS)
(7:00) [SAC] Stojakovic Foul: Personal (4 PF) NOT MUCH CONTACT. NASH DRIBBLES RIGHT TO THE BASKET AND LAYS IT IN LIKE NOTHING HAPPENED. SHOULD BE NO CALL. FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(7:00) [SAC] Christie Substitution replaced by Bibby
(6:53) [DAL 95-103] Nash Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)
(6:34) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(6:32) [SAC] Team Rebound
(6:32) [DAL] Nash Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) GOOD CALL, NASH CAUSES CONTACT. FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(6:21) [SAC 105-95] Clark Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jackson (5 AST)
(6:08) [DAL 98-105] Nash Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) THIS MAYBE THE MOST INTERESTING PLAY I’VE SEEN. THE TRAIL OFFICIAL WHO IS STRAIGHT LINED CANNOT SEE THAT NASH’S RIGHT FOOT IS ON THE LINE. HE SIGNALS A 3 WHICH IS COUNTED. THE LEAD OFFICIAL COMING ACROSS THE PAINT CLEARLY POINTS TO THE FLOOR WHICH MEANS IT’S A 2 POINT ATTEMPT. THE BALL GOES IN AND NOTHING HAPPENS BETWEEN OFFICIALS. THE 3 IS COUNTED. FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(5:49) [SAC] Bibby Jump Shot: Missed
(5:48) [DAL] Team Rebound
(5:37) [DAL] Williams Jump Shot: Missed
(5:35) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)
(5:27) [SAC] Stojakovic Driving Layup: Missed FINLEY FOULS ON THIS PLAY. NO CALL. FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(5:26) [SAC 107-98] Clark Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)
(5:26) [SAC] Clark Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)
(5:11) [SAC] Jackson Foul: Shooting (2 PF)
(5:11) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(5:11) [DAL] Van Exel Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(5:11) [DAL] Team Rebound
(5:11) [DAL 99-107] Van Exel Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)
(4:53) [SAC] Clark Jump Shot: Missed
(4:51) [SAC] Clark Tip Shot: Missed
(4:51) [SAC] Clark Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)
(4:51) [DAL] Team Rebound
(4:37) [DAL] Williams Jump Shot: Missed SHOULD BE BLOCKING FOUL ON CLARK CLEARLY INSIDE THE ARC. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(4:35) [SAC] Bibby Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)
(4:26) [SAC] Clark Turnover: Lost Ball (2 TO)
(4:08) [DAL 102-107] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST)
(3:46) [SAC 109-102] Stojakovic Fade Away: Made (37 PTS)
(3:31) [SAC] Jackson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(3:31) [SAC] Jackson Substitution replaced by Christie
(3:31) [DAL 103-109] Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)
(3:31) [DAL 104-109] Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)
(3:16) [SAC] Bibby Turnover: Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal: Nowitzki (1 ST)
(3:14) [SAC] Bibby Foul: Personal (5 PF) FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(3:14) [DAL 105-109] Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)
(3:14) [DAL 106-109] Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)
(2:55) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed SHOULD BE OFFENSE FOUL ON SAC. FOR SAC BAD CALL
(2:53) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)
(2:52) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(2:51) [SAC] Clark Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)
(2:35) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(2:33) [DAL] Van Exel Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)
(2:25) [DAL 109-109] Nash Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)
(2:07) [DAL] Williams Foul: Personal (1 PF)TRAVELING BEFORE THE FOUL. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(2:07) [DAL] Team Timeout: Regular
(2:07) [SAC] Clark Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(2:07) [SAC] Team Rebound
(2:07) [SAC 110-109] Clark Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)
(1:55) [DAL] Nash Jump Shot: Missed
(1:53) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)
(1:33) [SAC] Bibby Jump Shot: Missed
(1:31) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:15)
(1:17) [SAC] Clark Foul: Shooting (1 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(1:17) [DAL 110-110] Van Exel Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)
(1:17) [DAL 111-110] Van Exel Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)
(1:17) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(1:17) [SAC] Clark Substitution replaced by Divac
(1:17) [DAL] Williams Substitution replaced by Bell
(1:00) [SAC 113-111] Bibby Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Divac (3 AST)
(0:44) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(0:42) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) SHOULD BE TRAVELING. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(0:19) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(0:17) [DAL] Bell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)
(0:03) [DAL 113-113] Van Exel Running Jump: Made (32 PTS)
(0:03) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(0:02) [SAC] Bibby Jump Shot: Missed
(0:00) [SAC] Christie Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)
(0:00) [SAC] Christie Jump Shot: Missed
(0:00) End Period
(0:00) [SAC] Team Rebound



FOURTH PERIOD SCORECARD:
’TOUGH’ CALLS 9
BAD CALLS 7
FOR DAL 3
FOR SAC 4

1st Overtime
(5:00) Jump Ball Divac vs LaFrentz
(4:50) [DAL] LaFrentz Foul: Personal (6 PF)
(4:50) [DAL] LaFrentz Substitution replaced by Williams
(4:35) [SAC 115-113] Divac Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)
(4:21) [DAL 116-115] Finley Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Van Exel (7 AST)
(4:05) [SAC] Bibby Jump Shot: Missed
(4:03) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)
(4:01) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(3:58) [DAL] Van Exel Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)
(3:52) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(3:50) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)
(3:34) [SAC] Divac Jump Shot: Missed
(3:32) [DAL] Finley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)
(3:19) [DAL 118-115] Nash Driving Layup: Made (29 PTS)
(3:02) [SAC 118-118] Christie Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (4 AS
(2:40) [DAL 120-118] Finley Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)
(2:22) [SAC] Jackson Driving Layup: Missed
(2:21) [SAC 120-120] Divac Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS)
(2:21) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)
(2:03) [DAL 123-120] Williams Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST)
(1:50) [SAC] Divac Turnover: Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal: Finley (1 ST)
(1:42) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(1:40) [SAC] Christie Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)
(1:29) [SAC 123-123] Christie Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)
(1:16) [DAL] Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed
(1:14) [SAC] Stojakovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)
(1:03) [DAL] Van Exel Foul: Shooting (4 PF) LEAD OFFICIAL MAKES CALL WITH NO ANGLE TO SEE THE PLAY. SLOT LOOKS RIGHT AT IT WITH NO CALL. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(1:03) [SAC 124-123] Stojakovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (38 PTS)
(1:03) [SAC 125-123] Stojakovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (39 PTS)
(0:50) [DAL] Finley Jump Shot: Missed
(0:48) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)
(0:28) [SAC] Divac Layup Shot: Missed
(0:27) [SAC] Divac Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)
(0:27) [DAL] Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (3 PF)DIVAC HOLDS NOWITZKI BACK BEFORE GETTING THE BALL. SHOULD BE OFFENSE FOUL. FOR SAC< BAD CALL
(0:27) [SAC] Divac Free Throw 1 of 2 missed
(0:27) [SAC] Team Rebound
(0:27) [SAC] Divac Free Throw 2 of 2 missed
(0:26) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:16)
(0:26) [DAL] Team Timeout: Regular
(0:26) [SAC] Divac Substitution replaced by Jackson
(0:22) [SAC] Stojakovic Foul: Personal (5 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(0:16) [DAL 125-125] Williams Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST)GOOD NO CALL ON THE HOLD BY JACKSON. FOR SAC, GOOD CALL
(0:16) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(0:16) [SAC] Jackson Substitution replaced by Divac
(0:16) [DAL] Williams Substitution replaced by Bell
(0:00) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(0:00) [DAL] Van Exel Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)
(0:00) End Period


FIRST OT PERIOD SCORECARD:
’TOUGH’ CALLS 4
BAD CALLS 2
FOR DAL 0
FOR SAC 2


2nd Overtime
(5:00) Jump Ball Divac vs Bradley
(4:55) [SAC 127-125] Jackson Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)
(4:37) [DAL 127-127] Van Exel Running Jump: Made (34 PTS)
(4:37) [SAC] Bibby Foul: Shooting (6 PF)THE ONLY CONTACT I SEE ON THIS PLAY IS WHEN BIBBY TOUCHES NASH’S LEFT LEG ON THE RELEASE. NOT A FOUL. FOR DAL, BAD CALL
(4:37) [DAL] Bradley Substitution replaced by Williams
(4:37) [SAC] Bibby Substitution replaced by Jackson
(4:37) [DAL 128-127] Van Exel Free Throw 1 of 1 (35 PTS)
(4:24) [DAL] Nowitzki Foul: Personal (4 PF) CLEARLY OFFENSE FOUL DIVAC PUSHES NOWITZKI BACK 3 TIMES. FOR SAC BAD CALL
(4:14) [SAC] Christie Jump Shot: Missed
(4:12) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:17)
(4:11) [DAL] Team Timeout: Short
(3:58) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(3:56) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)
(3:42) [DAL] Nowitzki Foul: Personal (5 PF)
(3:35) [SAC 129-128] Divac Turnaround Jump: Made (20 PTS)
(3:19) [DAL 130-129] Williams Finger Roll: Made (7 PTS)
(2:57) [SAC 131-130] Christie Driving Layup: Made (18 PTS)
(2:36) [DAL 132-131] Nash Driving Layup: Made (31 PTS)
(2:17) [SAC 133-132] Jackson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Divac (4 AST)
(2:04) [DAL] Williams Jump Shot: Missed
(2:02) [SAC] Christie Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)
(1:45) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(1:44) [DAL] Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:18)
(1:35) [DAL 135-133] Van Exel Jump Shot: Made (38 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST)
(1:14) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(1:11) [DAL] Team Rebound
(0:58) [DAL 138-133] Williams Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST)
(0:58) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(0:58) [DAL] Williams Substitution replaced by Najera
(0:51) [SAC] Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed
(0:49) [DAL] Najera Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(0:47) [SAC] Jackson Foul: Personal (4 PF) FOR DAL GOOD CALL
(0:47) [SAC] Divac Substitution replaced by Turkoglu
(0:47) [DAL] Najera Substitution replaced by Williams
(0:47) [DAL] Team Timeout: Regular
(0:29) [DAL] Van Exel Jump Shot: Missed
(0:27) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)
(0:21) [SAC 135-138] Jackson Driving Layup: Made (16 PTS)
(0:21) [DAL] Nowitzki Turnover: Bad Pass (2 TO) OBVIOUS HOLD BY JACKSON ON NASH AS NOWITZKI TRIES TO LOB INBOUNDS> NOT CALLED. FOR SAC, BAD CALL
(0:21) [SAC] Team Timeout: Regular
(0:21) [DAL] Williams Substitution replaced by Bell
(0:11) [SAC] Jackson Driving Layup: Missed
(0:11) [SAC 137-138] Jackson Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)
(0:11) [SAC] Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)
(0:08) [SAC] Jackson Foul: Personal (5 PF)
(0:08) [DAL 139-137] Van Exel Free Throw 1 of 2 (39 PTS)
(0:08) [DAL 140-137] Van Exel Free Throw 2 of 2 (40 PTS)
(0:03) [SAC] Jackson Jump Shot: Missed
(0:01) [DAL] Bell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)
(0:01) [SAC] Jackson Foul: Personal (6 PF) FOR DAL, GOOD CALL
(0:01) [SAC] Jackson Substitution replaced by Wallace
(0:01) [DAL 141-137] Bell Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)
(0:01) [DAL] Bell Free Throw 2 of 2 missed
(0:00) [SAC] Turkoglu Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)
(0:00) [SAC] Turkoglu Jump Shot: Missed
(0:00) End Game DAL 141, SAC 137


SECOND OT PERIOD SCORECARD:
’TOUGH’ CALLS 4
BAD CALLS 3
FOR DAL 1
FOR SAC 2


THE OFFICIAL SCORER OF THE OFFICIALS SCORECARD
Total Call Situations: 450 (approximate)
Tough Calls: 47
Good Calls: 28 (59.6 percent)
Bad Calls: 19 (40.4 percent)
Bad For DAL: 8 (42.1 percent)
Bad For SAC: 11 (57.8 percent)


Did the officials have an unwanted impact on this classic game? We say a game in which a team has five or more net turnovers advantage/disadvantage from missed calls, while the outcome was still in doubt, can be considered negatively impacted. So we’ve got an issue here. Those two Nash plays in particular stick in our craw. And stick in the Official Scorer of the Official’s craw.
We’re left wondering if the NBA itself feels the same way – or even has a craw."

Dunk50
07-05-2003, 11:55 AM
Fisher doesn't offer what he would consider to be an acceptable rate of accuracy, and so far, no plan for attaing that level of accuracy. Should officials be getting 70% of the 'tough calls' correct? 80%? 85%?

Here is another excerpt from the Game 3 article,

"Did the officials have an unwanted impact on this classic game? We say a game in which a team has five or more net turnovers advantage/disadvantage from missed calls, while the outcome was still in doubt, can be considered negatively impacted. So we’ve got an issue here."

Fidel
07-05-2003, 10:12 PM
Originally posted by: Mandyahl
kiki, you write better than fisher! and better than a lot of sports columnists! you should get a job doing that...
I second that. Really not the first time that Kikkis response was way better then the actual article.

Mandyahl
07-05-2003, 11:23 PM
yeah, i can remember a couple of times that has happened, fidel. and i haven't been here for long either.