Hopefully over the course of the first 3 months of the Jazz season you have checked out one of the recaps I have done, or perhaps seen my tweets on each night's crew. I haven't been able to chart as many games as I had originally anticipated but hopefully will be able to knock a few out between now and the All-Star Break.
If you've seen the recaps in the past you know how this works, if not my explanation is below:
Over the past couple of seasons you may have seen some of my Tweets with information and stats for each officiating crew assigned to that night's Jazz game. I have been asked multiple times over the years "what's your fascination with the referees?"
There are so many advanced stats and different ways for teams, fans and the media to evaulate each game, yet I have never seen an in depth look as to how officials may have an effect on the outcome of each game. Specifically in basketball where so many calls/non-calls at the end of games can swing the result so dramatically.
All of this led to me tracking the results for every Jazz game the official works and the free throws attempted for each team. After discussions with an NBA team (non-Jazz) executive I am going to be adding a few different items this year to the recaps that I post on SLC Dunk. The new information will include how many foul calls each official made, from which position they were in (Lead, Trail or Center), and which team the call was against.
While I won't be posting the full recaps after each game (espcially during the 2nd half of the season as my work schedule drastically changes), I will be continuing my tweets every game day with the information for that night's crew.
Without further ado, here is the information from tonight's game:
Date: December 30th, 2013
Opponent: Charlotte Bobcats
Venue: EnergySolutions Arena (Salt Lake City, UT)
Officials: Dan Crawford, John Goble, Justin Van Duyne
Final Score: 83-80 (W)
Notes on Tonight's Crew:
#1- Dan Crawford also worked last year's home game against Charlotte, a 98-68 blowout win for the Jazz highlighted by Enes Kanter's 23 points and 22 rebounds.
#2- Dan Crawford and John Goble have worked two Jazz games together during Ty Corbin's tenure as head coach, a 15 point win at home vs Phoenix on 3/27/13, and a 5 point OT win at home vs Philadelphia on 3/14/11.
#3- Justin Van Duyne is 1 of 8 non-staff officials working NBA games this season.
#43 Dan Crawford:
Total Fouls Called: 11
Against Home/Away: 5/6
#30 John Goble:
Total Fouls Called: 4
Against Home/Away: 3/1
#64 Justin Van Duyne:
Total Fouls Called: 14
Against Home/Away: 9/5
Notes on Tonight's Game:
-Dan Crawford did not whistle his first foul until the 5:53 remaining mark in the 2nd quarter.
-John Goble did not call a foul in the 3rd quarter.
-Derrick Favors free throws with 10.1 remaining in the 4th quarter were the first free throws attempted as a result of the "penalty" in the game.
As always you can follow me on Twitter (@bjcseven) for more NBA Referee nerdery!