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    Refs Eric Lewis, Kane Fitzgerald tapped to work NBA Finals for the first time

    May 29, 2019
    Referee Eric Lewis leans in as Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call in the second half of Game Six of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors.
    PHOTO: AP

    TORONTO — Eric Lewis and Kane Fitzgerald are heading to the NBA Finals for the first time, as they were among the 12 referees picked to work the Toronto-Golden State title series.

    Lewis and Fitzgerald are the two rookies on this year's finals officiating roster. Mike Callahan was picked to work the finals for the 16th time, and Scott Foster for the 12th time.

    Other referees selected in the 12-man pool are Tony Brothers, James Capers, Marc Davis, John Goble, David Guthrie, Ed Malloy, Jason Phillips and Zach Zarba.

    Finals officials are chosen based on evaluations made of their performance during the first three rounds of the playoffs. All 12 referees are slated to work at least once in the series.

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    Referee Eric Lewis leans in as Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni argues a call in the second half of Game Six of the Western Conference semifinal series against the Golden State Warriors.
    PHOTO: AP
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