referee Game 6 of the NBA Finals Tuesday night at the Staples Center.
McCutchen and Mauer worked Boston's Game 2 victory that featured a
series-high 58 whistles, while DeRosa was part of the Game 1 crew that
called 54 infractions (and handed out three technical fouls) in a Lakers
triumph. Those two games left the referees under heavy scrutiny for
impacting the flow of the game.
I have faith the officiating will not be a factor in tonight's game.
The ticky-tack calls from Games 1 and 2 have faded away (except for the 4th quarter of Game 5).
The Lakers will get the typical home team treatment and nothing more.