Donaghy says WCF Blazers/Lakers game influenced by Bavetta

Donaghy says WCF Blazers/Lakers game influenced by Bavetta

Postby ucatchtrout on Wed Oct 28, 2009 9:17 pm

Lots of juicy stuff in the excerpt from Tim Donaghys book that is now online. Here is one tidbit that pertains directly to us....
The 2002 series certainly wasn't the first or last time Bavetta weighed in on an important game. He also worked Game 7 of the 2000 Western Conference Finals between the Lakers and the Trail Blazers. The Lakers were down by 13 at the start of the fourth quarter when Bavetta went to work. The Lakers outscored Portland 31-13 in the fourth quarter and went on to win the game and the series. It certainly didn't hurt the Lakers that they got to shoot 37 free throws compared to a paltry 16 for the Trail Blazers.

Read the full excerpt here....
http://deadspin.com/5392067/excerpts-fr ... ou-to-read

I don't trust Donaghy, but a lot of what he says does indeed explain some of the strange things I've seen from NBA officials.
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Re: Donaghy says WCF Blazers/Lakers game influenced by Bavetta

Postby TBpup on Wed Oct 28, 2009 10:04 pm

Let the conspiracies fly. 37 -16 is a pretty big disparity especially since the Blazers were dominating that game for the first 3 quarters.

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Re: Donaghy says WCF Blazers/Lakers game influenced by Bavetta

Postby Toby on Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:59 am

Anybody that watched that 4th quarter knew the game was fixed. Blazers literally, couldn't buy a foul.
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Re: Donaghy says WCF Blazers/Lakers game influenced by Bavetta

Postby hhhoggg on Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:40 pm

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