Today's Officials are: Monty McCutchen
Home Team W/L 51/26
Home Team win % in Playoffs 90%
Calls 46.8 fouls per game
% of fouls called on Home Team 50%
McCutchen has been officiating games since 1993 and wears number 13. McCutchen missed the 1998-99 season with a ruptured Achilles tendon. McCutchen is a former elementary and middle school teacher and is fondly remembered by his students as a really nice guy. In searching for information on him, I found a Cavs' blog that blamed their April 4 loss to the Celtics on the officiating of Monty McCutchen. That was the game where Mike Brown was ejected and the Cavs made a furious comeback but fell short. Other than that, not a lot of controversy about McCutchen. His only other Celtics game in the playoffs was the Celtics game 6 win over the Cavs.
Home Team W/L 50/25
Home Team win % in Playoffs 63%
Calls 47.4 fouls per game
% of fouls called on Home Team 49.8%
Callahan has officiated over 940+ regular season games, 65+ play-off games and 5 NBA Finals games. There were a lot of complaints about Callahan's calls in the Spurs/Mavs series. His only other appearance in the Celtics' postseason was a win over Cleveland in game 4.
Home Team W/L 40-33
Home Team win % in Playoffs 50%
Calls 43.8 fouls per game
% of fouls called on Home Team 49.1%
Mauer has been a referee since the 1986-87 season and has officiated over 1,200+ regular season games, 70+ play-off games and 3 NBA Finals games. Mauer is very quick to call technicals and in one game, once ejected Doc less than 3 minutes into a game. Let's hope Perk controls himself in exemplary fashion in this game because Mauer has a quick trigger finger. No doubt about Mauer's character, he was charged with tax evasion and obstructing federal tax laws for receiving substantial taxable income from 1989 through 1994 and failing to declare it. He was one of the refs in the controversial Miami/Dallas Finals where the foul calls were totally lopsided. He has called 3 games already for the Celtics in the playoffs, Game 4 in Miami and the Game 3 debacle against Cleveland which were both losses, and Game 1 vs Orlando, which was a win.