Making The Call

Making the Call: May 24, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss why the James Harden traveling violation call was changed and why Houston was awarded the possession.

Making the Call: May 23, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two interesting
plays from Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals: Cleveland Cavaliers-Boston Celtics.

Making the Call: May 21, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two challenging plays from Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals: @Celtics @Cavs

Making the Call: May 15, 2018

The game officials assessed a Flagrant 1 on the J.R. Smith foul on Al Horford during the fourth quarter. Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, explained the on-court decision.

Making the Call: May 14, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two interesting plays from Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals:  Golden State Warriors-Houston Rockets.

Making the Call: May 13, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a challenging play from Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals: Cavs-Celtics.

Making the Call: May 8, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two interesting  plays from Tuesday night’s Western Conference Semifinals games.

Making the Call: May 7, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two challenging plays from Monday’s Eastern Conference Semifinals games.

Making the Call: May 6, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two interesting plays from Sunday’s Western Conference Semifinals games.

Making the Call: May 5, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two challenging plays from Saturday’s Eastern Conference Semifinals games.

Making the Call: May 3, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV discuss an interesting play in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Toronto Raptors.

Making The Call: May 2, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two challenging plays from Game 2 of the Western Conference Semifinals between the Utah Jazz-Houston Rockets.

Making The Call: May 1, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two interesting plays from Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Cleveland Cavaliers-Toronto Raptors.

Making The Call: April 29, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss two interesting plays from Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals between the Cleveland Cavaliers-Toronto Raptors.

Making The Call: April 29, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a couple of challenging plays from Game 7 between the Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers (First Round).


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Making The Call: April 25, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a couple of challenging plays from the Indiana Pacers-Cleveland Cavaliers game and why replay was not used.

Making The Call: April 24, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a couple of challenging plays from the Milwaukee Bucks-Boston Celtics Game 5 (First Round) on Tuesday.

Making The Call: April 23, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, appeared on TNT (4th Quarter, 4:30) and discussed Jae Crowder being  assessed a technical foul for contact made with Steven Adams and subsequently ejected from the game.

Making The Call: April 22, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, explains to Matt Winer of NBA TV the process of why Lance Stephenson was called for a personal foul on Jeff Green and why technical fouls were not assessed.

Making The Call: April 22, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, appeared on Inside the NBA to discuss the Lance Stephenson-Jeff Green play toward the end of the Cavs-Pacers game in which Stephenson was called for a personal foul on Green.

Making The Call: April 22, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, appeared on TNT (2nd Quarter, 11:19) and discussed the Lance Stephenson foul on Larry Nance Jr and why Nance Jr was awarded a two-shot shooting foul.

Making The Call: April 22, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, appeared on TNT (1st Quarter, 7:09) to explain the Flagrant Foul Penalty 1 ruling on Jonas Valanciunas, who fouled John Wall on a layup attempt. Valanciunas tries to block the shot but follows through and sends Wall to the floor (Game 4, First Round: Toronto Raptors-Washington Wizards).

Making The Call: April 21, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a couple of challenging plays from the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat Game 4 (First Round) on Saturday.

Making The Call: April 21, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined TNT during the second quarter of the Sixers-Heat (Game 4, First Round) to discuss the technicals assessed on James Johnson and Robert Covington.

Making The Call: April 20, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a couple of unique plays from Friday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 19, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a couple of unique plays from Thursday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 19, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay and Referee Operations, joined TNT and explained why double technicals were assessed to Dwyane Wade and Justin Anderson after their baseline skirmish in the Philadelphia 76ers-Miami Heat game.

Making The Call: April 18, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay and Referee Operations, joined NBA TV to discuss a couple of unique plays from Wednesday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 17, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a couple of unique plays from Tuesday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 16, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Monday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 15, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Sunday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 14, 2018

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Saturday’s NBA Playoff action.

 

 

Making The Call: June 12, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to recap Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday night.

Making The Call: June 7, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Wednesday’s NBA Finals action.

Making The Call: June 4, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Sunday’s NBA Finals action.

Making The Call: June 1, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Thursday’s NBA Finals action.

Making The Call: May 23, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Tuesday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: May 20, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Saturday’s Western Conference Finals action.

Making The Call: May 17, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Wednesday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: May 15, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals Monday.

Making The Call: May 14, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals Sunday.

Making The Call: May 12, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Friday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: May 9, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Tuesday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: May 5, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Friday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: May 3, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss a few unique plays from Wednesday’s NBA Playoff action.

Making The Call: May 2, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Tuesday’s Conference Semifinals action.

Making The Call: May 1, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Monday’s Conference Semifinals action.

Making The Call: April 30, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Sunday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 28, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Friday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 27, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Thursday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 26, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Wednesday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 25, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Tuesday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 23, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Sunday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 22, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Saturday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 21, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Friday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 20, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Thursday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 19, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Wednesday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 18, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Tuesday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 17, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Monday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 16, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Sunday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 15, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, joins NBA TV to discuss some unique plays from Saturday’s Playoff action.

Making The Call: April 13, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some unique plays from the past week. See the plays here.

Making The Call: March 10th, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some unique plays from the past week. See the plays here.

Making The Call: March 3rd, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some unique plays from the past week. See the plays here.

Making The Call: February 9th, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some unique plays from the past week. See the plays here.

Making The Call: February 3rd , 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some unique plays from the Rockets @ Celtics game on Jan. 25th. See the plays here.

Making The Call: January 27th , 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at personal fouls. See the plays here.

Making The Call: January 20th , 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at traveling and block/charge. See plays here.

Making The Call: January 6th, 2017

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some difficult calls from the past weeks games. See plays here

Making The Call: December 11th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some difficult calls from the past weeks games. See plays here.

Making The Call: December 2nd, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some difficult calls from the past weeks games. See plays here.

Making The Call: November 18th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at teamwork and communication between on-court officials and Replay Center officials, on-court basket interference and shots off the backboard. See plays here.

Making The Call: November 7th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, takes a look at some interesting plays from the first week of the NBA season. See plays here.

Making The Call: April 11th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls and explains the rules of the game in the latest edition of Making The Call. See here.

Making The Call: April 4th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls and explains the rules of the game in the latest edition of Making The Call. See here.

Making The Call: March 21st, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls and explains the rules of the game in the latest edition of Making The Call. See here.

Making The Call: March 14th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls and explains the rules of the game in the latest edition of Making The Call. See here.

Making The Call: March 7th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls and explains the rules of the game in the latest edition of Making The Call.  See here.

Making The Call: February 29th, 2016

“Making the Call,” NBA Senior Vice President, Replay and Referee Operations Joe Borgia analyzes a few interesting plays from recent games, including a close block/charge call and a potential clear-path-to-the-basket foul. See video here.

Making The Call: January 8th, 2016

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls, and explains the rules of the game

“Slide or Travel”

When a player has the ball and slides on the court, is it a traveling violation?  See video here.

“Basket Interference”

Find out how to make the call depending on where the ball is in relation to the cylinder. See video here.

Making The Call: April 14, 2015

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls and explains the rules of the game in the latest edition of Making The Call.

You Make The Call

Referee Playoff Selection

Referee Playoff Prep

Block/Charge

Making The Call: March 12, 2015

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls and explains the rules of the game in the latest edition of Making The Call.

Two Minute Report

60 Frames

Goaltending

Traveling

Inbounds

Basket Interference

Making The call: February 5th, 2015

Joe Borgia, NBA Senior Vice President of Replay & Referee Operations, discusses controversial in-game calls, and explains the rules of the game.

Point of Emphasis: Clear Path Fouls

Point of Emphasis: Replay Center Update

Making The Call: December 18th, 2014

Making the Call: Instant Replay

Making the Call: Going Deeper into Replay Center

Making The Call: Hands On

Making The Call: Episode #4 NBA TV

Making the Call: Selecting Officials for the Playoffs

Making the Call: Point of Emphasis

Making the Call: Defensive Goaltending

Making the Call: Leon Wood

Making the Call: Jump Ball Violation

Making the Call Re-Airs on NBA TV

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4/24 7:30 p.m. ET

Making The Call: Episode #3 NBA TV

Making The Call: Instant Replay

Making The Call: Point Of Contact

Making The Call: Sideline

Making The Call: Legal Free Throw

Making The Call: Offensive Interference

Making The Call: Point of Contact- High Five

Making The Call: Instant Replay-Shot Clock

Making The Call: Unusual Plays- Lakers Foul Trouble

Making The Call: Episode #2 NBA TV

Freedom of Movement

Making the Call: Is this a hop travel? Verticality; Offensive or Defensive Foul?

Making The Call

Making the Call made its 2013-14 season debut last night on NBA TV; studio talent: host Jared Greenberg with Dennis Scott and Joe Borgia. The show consisted of four blocks focusing on the following topics:

New Rules & Interpretations (i.e. Delay of Game, Out of Bounds, Clear Path Foul)

Announcers Calls (i.e. Sean Elliott/Bill Land on James Harden being fouled; Ralph Lawler/Mike Smith on DeAndre Jordan being fouled on dunk attempt; Craig Bolerjack/Matt Harpring on Robin Lopez delay of game)

The Difference Between an Illegal and Legal Screen

Making the Call: Traveling? Legal field goal? Goaltending?

Making The Call: December 19th, 2013

MTC: What is Verticality?

MTC: Hop Travel vs. Jump Stop

Making The Call: March 7th, 2013

MTC: Charge or Block

MTC: You Make the Call