Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

NBA: Officials missed call at end of Mavericks' game

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves players, Wolves postgame, Wolves news Updated: December 31, 2013 - 11:49 AM

The NBA this morning issued a statement from basketball ops president Rod Thorn that says last night's officiaiting crew indeed did screw up at game's end.

Here's what Thorn said in the statement: "“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.”

Of course, it doesn't do the Wolves any good now, other than for the NBA to say you were right and officials Ed Malloy and David Guthrie messed up big.

It also probably means no fines for Rick Adelman and Kevin Love, both of whom said as much after last night's game.

You might remember the NBA did the same in a game last March when the next day it said Kobe Bryant fouled Ricky Rubio on a crucial call near the end of the game.

Here's the play if you missed it.

And if you missed it from last night, here's Kevin Love's reaction after the game to the call, or no call.

  • 34
  • Comments





Connect with twitterConnect with facebookConnect with Google+Connect with PinterestConnect with PinterestConnect with RssfeedConnect with email newsletters