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Scott Foster to lead officiating crew for Bucks vs. Suns Game 6

Chris Paul and the Suns can’t be happy about this development.

2021 NBA Playoffs - LA Clippers v Phoenix Suns
referee Scott Foster looks on during the game between the LA Clippers and Phoenix Suns during Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals of the 2021 NBA Playoffs on June 22, 2021 at Phoenix Suns Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
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The NBA has released the officiating crew for Game 6 of the NBA Finals and it’s not looking good for the Phoenix Suns.

Scott Foster, Eric Lewis and Tony Brothers will be on the floor as the Milwaukee Bucks look to win a fourth straight game over the Suns and capture the title. Foster was the referee in Milwaukee’s Game 3 victory, causing head coach Monty Williams to point out a free throw discrepancy after the game. The Bucks shot 26 free throws to Phoenix’s 16.

Chris Paul has a longstanding beef with Foster, explained in detail here. The main point to know is Paul is 0-12 in the last 12 games Foster has officiated. That’s not great for anyone thinking “Suns in 7” like Guy Fieri.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Bucks are favored at -5 and are -195 on the moneyline. It was already going to be a tough task for the Suns to send the series back to Phoenix and it got a little more difficult with Foster on the floor.