Wolves Lose On Controversial No Call: NBA Reaction

The Minnesota Timberwolves comeback from a 21-point deficit only to lose on a controversial non-call was granted the great apology from the NBA…

NBA STATEMENT ON MISSED FOUL CALL LATE IN MAVERICKS-TIMBERWOLVES GAME

Dec 31 2013 11:55AM

Rod Thorn, NBA President, Basketball Operations, issued the following statement today regarding a missed foul call late in the fourth quarter of the Dallas Mavericks’ 100-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Dec. 30, at Target Center:“Through postgame video review, we have determined that Minnesota’s Kevin Love was fouled on the right arm by Dallas’ Shawn Marion while attempting a two-point field goal. Love should have been awarded two free throws with one second left on the clock.”

So, this spring when the Wolves miss the Playoffs by a game or three, we can just show this apology and get one back. Right? What is the point of the NBA even releasing these statements?

Dec 30, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic (14) grabs a rebound in the third quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center. The Mavericks won 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

Topics: Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki, Kevin Love, Minnesota Timberwolves, Rick Adelman, Shawn Marion

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