@TreeMan - That is true and that shows how much of an impact the referee can have on a basketball game.
This also means that a basketball referee needs to show no bias in what they are doing and be sure they call a fair game for both sides and all players without favoritism.
I really think that overall there needs to be reforms in how the rule book describes judgement calls and have a much clearer interpretation on what should be called.
There is way too much gray area in a foul and the official is at a disadvantage because it is way too easy to call too few fouls and too many fouls.
I really believe that basketball officiating is the hardest game to officiate and that it is something that someone should be sure about before they get into it.