The Miami Heat had everything going in their favor to punch their tickets to the NBA Finals.
They went up 3-0 in the series in convincing fashion, pulling off two major comebacks before running the Boston Celtics off the court in Game 3.
Celtics players warned the Heat not to let them win even one game, and they didn’t take them seriously.
Fast forward to today, and they’re facing a win-or-go-home scenario in the most hostile arena in the National Basketball Association: the TD Garden.
If that wasn’t tough enough, Odds Shark recently pointed out that they might have to deal with an extra adversary, as they’ve fared quite terribly when Scott Foster has been the crew chief, which is the case again tonight.
The Miami Heat are 2-13 SU and 3-12 ATS when Scott Foster is officiating since 2021.
He is the Crew Chief for Game 7 tonight in Boston. pic.twitter.com/GEMAm4TebM
— Odds Shark (@OddsShark) May 29, 2023
Per Odds Shark the Heat are 2-13 SU and 3-12 ATS when Scott Foster is officiating since 2021.
On the flip side, the Celtics are 11-3 ATS in the playoffs since 2020 with Foster as the Crew Chief.
Foster has become one of the most infamous referees in the league, with countless fans and even players ripping him on social media and press conferences, especially in the playoffs.
NBA fans — and definitely Heat fans — will hope Foster — or referees as a whole — aren’t a factor in tonight’s must-win game, as there has been plenty of chatter about biased officiating in this series already.NEXT: The Miami Heat Have Reportedly Already Made Plans After Game 7