NBA: Love was fouled on last-second shot

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Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was fouled on the final play of Monday's 100-98 loss to the Dallas Mavericks, the NBA said in a statement Tuesday.

"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," said Rod Thorn, NBA president of Basketball Operations said.

Replays appear to clearly show Marion slapping the right arm of Love as he launched the potential game-tying jump shot.

"It was not a foul," Marion said after the game with a chuckle, then a laugh.

In a game with seismic momentum changes that turned a possible Dallas blowout into a tense battle, Marion was credited with blocking Love's 21-foot jumper as time expired. Of course, from the perspective of the 16,111 fans and Wolves coach Rick Adelman, the block was actually a foul that should have sent Love to the line for two free throws and a chance to push the game into overtime.

"He got fouled," an exasperated Adelman said. "I wonder what that would have been if (Dirk) Nowitzki, LeBron James, all the top players in the league ..."

Adelman stopped himself, then finished: "A guy reaches on a last-second shot like that, instead of challenging it. Maybe they don't understand that Kevin is one of the top five players in this league."

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