Scott Foster among referees assigned to pivotal matchup

Scott Foster among referees assigned for Celtics vs. Heat Game 7 originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The NBA has revealed the referee assignments for the pivotal Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat at FTX Arena on Sunday night.

Scott Foster, James Capers and David Guthrie are the officials. James Williams is the alternate.

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Foster, nicknamed “The Extender”, is the most well-known ref in this group and one of the most recognizable ones across the league. He has 28 years of experience.

The Celtics have a 16-19 all-time playoff record in games that Foster has been one of the officials, a 10-13 record with Capers and a 4-5 record with Guthrie.

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The C’s won Game 4 against the Heat, as well as Game 4 against the Brooklyn Nets in the first round, when Foster was among the referees. Foster also was one of the officials when the Celtics defeated the Toronto Raptors in Game 7 of the second round inside the 2020 Florida bubble.

Capers was one of the referees when the Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks in Game 7 of the second round a few weeks ago.

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Tipoff for Game 7 in Miami is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. ET. The winner advances to the 2022 NBA Finals and will play the Western Conference champion Golden State Warriors.

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