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Officially Speaking

Ball Don't Lie has the officials for tonight:

Via Awful Announcing, the NBA has posted the referee assignments for tonight's Game 3. They are, in particular order, Celtics fans: Bennett Salvatore (notorious "home team" ref, who waved off Pierce's potential four-point play against Detroit), Joey Crawford (fiery bulldog, who was suspended last season for wanting to fight Duncan), and Mark Wunderlich (Catholic Minister, who was part of the three-man crew that didn't call a foul on the Fisher-Barry fiasco.) Powell is spot on: it never ceases to amaze how often the NBA selects the most controversial refs for the most important games. Where's Earl Hebner?

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