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Husky Men's Basketball

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June 12, 2008 at 12:07 PM

NBA “fixing games” interlude

We won’t often delve away from UW and Pac-10 basketball here.
But since a few of you have asked about Game 7 of the 1993 Suns-Sonics series in light of the recent comments by Tim Donaghy, here are a few items I thought I’d pass along.
— First, here is the Seattle Times game story on that contest, when the Suns hit 57-64 free throws to advance to the NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls (and set up a Jordan-Barkley matchup). Interesting quote from then-Seattle center Michael Cage that “this was the first time the game was called this tight all series.”
— Then-Sonic Eddie Johnson also questioned the officiating that day.
— Here’s a story from the Boston Globe a few years ago that included that game in a story titled “When fouls just don’t add up” about games that seemed to not pass the smell test when it came to officiating. Also on that list is one of the games Donaghy has singled out from the 2002 Kings-Lakers series.
As I wrote the other day, David Stern’s lies and fabrications about the Sonics’ arena situation leaves me much more open to believe the worst about the league now than I used to. And the fact that every seemingly questionable game always went in favor of the team that would most benefit the league to have advance only makes it seem worse.

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