The Phoenix Suns will be fighting to stay alive in Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Tuesday night, as the Milwaukee Bucks have the opportunity to close out the series and win their first championship since 1971 in Fiserv Forum. But as the Suns take the court to try and extend the series, they likely won't be thrilled to see referee Scott Foster taking the floor with them.
Foster will be the crew chief for Game 6, and while referee assignments typically aren't that big of a deal, Chris Paul's history with games reffed by Foster is certainly a storyline to watch. In the last 12 playoff games Paul has played where Foster was the referee, his team has gone 0-12. In the first round of the playoffs, after a loss in Game 3 to the Los Angeles Lakers -- a game Foster refereed -- Paul alluded to his record in games called by Foster.
"If I was a betting man, 11 games in a row," Paul said. "Eleven games in a row."
The latest loss when Foster was the referee came in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, when the Bucks blew out the Suns, 120-100.