NBA Playoffs: Referees, put your whistles in your pocket

Dan Crawford

This is the second time now that I have had to write about the referees in the playoffs. And again, it’s about their lack of judgment during a game. What happened last night was an absolute atrocity. During Game 1 between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat, Boston was called for three (yes, I said “three”) technical fouls in the second quarter. Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and head coach Doc Rivers were called for technical fouls. And all these techs have something in common: it was completely unnecessary.

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Keeping up with the Crawfords Part 1: Dan

By Paul M. Banks

Northwestern’s third-leading scorer is freshman phenom Drew Crawford; son of NBA referee Dan Crawford. I recently had an in-depth discussion with both of members of this talented basketball family. Part one features the father.

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