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  1. Sizing up the Oklahoma City Thunder's comeback win - 2014 NBA pla...

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton examines the Oklahoma City Thunder's improbable comeback victory against the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 5. How much did the win swing the series and why couldn't the refs review a foul on the controversial call?

    Story | Conversation | May 14, 2014
  2. Examining NHL playoff officiating

    Craig Custance

    Stephen Walkom, the NHL's director of officiating, implemented a rule. After the league decides on the officials who make the cut to work the next round of the playoffs, there is no complaining from those who don't. No phone calls. No arguing. N...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  3. NBA - Tracking referees is the next step in NBA analytics

    Kevin Pelton

    Kevin Pelton breaks down the idea of tracking referees throughout every NBA game.

    Story | Conversation | February 27, 2014
  4. NBA - How much do certain referees impact player efficiency and s...

    Neil Paine

    Neil Paine outlines the tendencies of NBA referees and breaks down the resulting impact on scoring and defense.

    Story | Conversation | March 29, 2013
  5. NBA - David Stern's new technical foul policy could have adverse ...

    Ric Bucher

    The NBA's new directive to call more technical fouls could have some major unintended consequences -- including a player potential hitting a ref. Ric Bucher explains after talking with psychologists and guys around the league.

    Story | Conversation | December 03, 2010
  6. Minnesota Timberwolves C Darko Milicic playing like All-Star - Ke...

    Kevin Pelton

    After being the butt of many jokes this offseason, Darko Milicic is now performing near an All-Star level. Basketball Prospectus explains why before examining trends with the Warriors' struggles and the disappearance of technical fouls.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2010
  7. NBA Player X: Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and, yes, LeBron James kno...

    Player X

    NBA Player X, an anonymous NBA player, talks refs: Who gets the calls (Kevin Durant, DWade, among others) and which zebras to steer clear of.

    Blog | Conversation | April 01, 2010
  8. Thoughts on officiating, coaches and UCLA

    Jay Bilas

    Let me say this up front: I am a supporter of college basketball referees. I am a supporter because they have an incredibly difficult job and they largely do it very well. I understand there are going to be errors and missed calls, and I am OK with t...

    Blog | December 10, 2009
  9. Jay Bilas: Here's one way to hold refs accountable

    Jay Bilas

    Let me say this up front: I am a supporter of college basketball referees. I am a supporter because they have an incredibly difficult job and they largely do it very well. I understand there are going to be errors and missed calls, and I am OK with t...

    Blog | Conversation | December 10, 2009
  10. College Basketball - Texas' Pittman is lighter and improved

    John Carroll

    Texas' Dexter Pittman looks like the next Kendrick Perkins, UConn took advantage of a bad rule and Blake Griffin shows that playing hard is a skill.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  11. The NC State foul was wrong

    Doug Gottlieb

    • I had a long discussion with a very well-known referee the other day in regard to the NC State versus Villanova call, and here are the three important things he pointed out. 1. The call was made by the wrong official. Jim Burr was in perf...

    Blog | December 03, 2007
  12. The NC State foul was wrong

    Doug Gottlieb

    • I had a long discussion with a very well-known referee the other day in regard to the NC State versus Villanova call, and here are the three important things he pointed out. 1. The call was made by the wrong official. Jim Burr was in perf...

    Blog | Conversation | December 03, 2007
  13. Refs certain Donaghy acted alone

    Chris Broussard

    I've spoken with several NBA types -- players, coaches, executives, referees and people close to the players -- since David Stern's press conference on Tuesday, and here's what I've been told: • A referee told me that he and his colleague...

    Blog | Conversation | July 26, 2007
  14. Donaghy shouldn't mar all refs

    Before we get too far ahead of ourselves with regard to gambling and point-shaving allegations involving NBA referee Tim Donaghy, we need to step back a bit. Any improper actions on the part of Donaghy or any other official or player, if proven, migh...

    Blog | July 23, 2007
  15. Donaghy shouldn't mar all refs

    Before we get too far ahead of ourselves with regard to gambling and point-shaving allegations involving NBA referee Tim Donaghy, we need to step back a bit. Any improper actions on the part of Donaghy or any other official or player, if proven, migh...

    Blog | Conversation | July 23, 2007
  16. Players react to Donaghy scandal

    Marc Stein

    The first NBA referees to return to their uniforms in the wake of betting allegations against Tim Donaghy could be found just 24 hours later. You simply had to be in the faraway, (almost) forgotten outpost of Vancouver to see them. Bennie Adams and...

    Blog | Conversation | July 22, 2007