Get the asterisk’s ready Phoenix. **
ESPN: Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy could face charges in Arizona’s most populous county if investigations by the league and FBI show that he deliberately miscalled two Phoenix Suns playoff games this year, authorities said.
In federal court Wednesday in New York, Donaghy pleaded guilty to two felony charges Wednesday in connection with an NBA betting scandal.
Donaghy faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he’s sentenced for conspiracy to engage in wire fraud and transmitting waging information through interstate commerce.
Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas has sent letters to NBA Commissioner David Stern and the head of the FBI in Washington, saying he wants to know whether Donaghy gambled on the two Suns road playoff games, provided inside information to gamblers or helped determine the outcome by making bad officiating calls.
Thomas said the games in question are the April 29 game against the Los Angeles Lakers and the May 12 game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Related: Box Score from Lakers/Suns Playoff Game – Suns get 31 foul shots, Lakers get 17.