NBA: We goofed on Dwight Howard OT foul call

Houston Rockets' Chandler Parsons (25) puts his arm around Dwight Howard (12) after Howard fouled out of the game during overtime in Game 1 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday, April 20, 2014, in Houston. The Trail Blazers won 122-120 in overtime. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

April 21, 2014 2:38:54 PM PDT
The NBA says the call that resulted in Houston's Dwight Howard fouling out Sunday was incorrect. Instead, the All-Star center should have received two free throws that could have given the Rockets the lead.

Howard was called for his sixth foul with 10.8 seconds left in overtime while trying to get the rebound of James Harden's missed 3-pointer. Portland's Joel Freeland made one free throw, the final point in the Trail Blazers' 122-120 victory.

But replay showed Freeland with an arm around Howard's back holding him. NBA president of operations Rod Thorn says in a statement Monday the foul should have been on Freeland.


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