Eddie F. Rush’s Interesting Stat

Isn’t it an interesting stat that when Eddie F.Rush officiates a NBA playoff game, home teams win the game with a .900 probability? The only game where road team has beat the home team is on 20th April, Philly beat Detroit. (90-86)

Since then, the home teams are 9-0 when Eddie Rush is the head referee. He also leads the referees in calling fouls against the road teams (54.1% of his fouls were called against road teams so far). These stats can be found under the “Fouls Per Game” tab on the “Referee Stats” section.

Maybe it’s not interesting, home teams have dominated the 2008 playoffs, so we can say there’s nothing new, but I think the NBA is aware of this situation and Eddie Rush has been assigned to the most critical games for home teams. (for example Game 3 of San-Lal series, Game 3 of of Was-Cle series, etc.)