Dec 30, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love (L) and Minnesota Timberwolves guard Ricky Rubio (R) sit on the bench in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Mavericks at Target Center. The Mavericks won 100-98. Mandatory Credit: Marilyn Indahl-USA TODAY Sports

NBA admits Kevin Love was fouled

At the end of the Minnesota Timberwolves’ 100-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, there was a controversial call, err, non-call.

Kevin Love, who is having a monster season, had another huge game on Monday night. Love  had 36 points on 14-of-24 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds. With the Timberwolves down two, they went to their man, Love, to try to tie or win the game. Love went up and was defended by Mavericks’ veteran forward Shawn Marion. Marion made contact with Love, but no foul was called and the game came to end.

After the game, Timberwolves’ head coach Rick Adelman was adamant that Love was fouled and should have been on the line attempting to tie the game.

On Monday, the NBA admitted a foul should have been called.

Here is the official statement from the league via Pro Basketball Talk.

“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.”

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