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The issue of too much referee interference was all but guaranteed before the Finals even began. Phil Jackson made it his duty to point out that his team does not have a "smackdown" mentality. He used the video of Kevin Garnett smacking Dwight Howard's hand away in Game 6 as evidence that he should be watched. Thus began the myopic examination of any incidental contact in the first two games by the referees.  The Celtics and the Lakers were victims of a free flowing whistle; L.A. benefited the most in Game 2.  Kudos to Jackson for using all the weapons at his disposal to help his team win; his team has won the battle in the paint in both games. It is a minor miracle that Boston finds itself going into Game Three with home-court advantage. The Lakers received no help from ...

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