The “Associated Press” has reported that Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love was handed down a two-game suspension by the Association on Monday after the NBA reviewed tapes of an incident that occurred Saturday night in a game in which the T-Wolves defeated the Houston Rockets 100-91. During the third quarter Love fouled Rockets forward Luis Scola, knocking him to the floor. During the subsequent play Love stepped on Scola’s face and upper body while he was still on the floor. The game officials apparently missed the incident as the Timberwolves All-Star was not penalized during the game.
After reviewing tapes of the contest on Monday the NBA front office charged the big man from Minnesota with a Flagrant Foul 2, and he will be suspended without pay for the club’s game on Tuesday as they host the Sacramento Kings and on Wednesday when they travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies.
Love stated that he had no intention on stepping on his opponent and went to the Rockets locker room after the game to apologize to Scola. He also took to his Twitter account to announce his remorse. Love tweeted “I want to publicly apologize to Luis Scola and the Houston Rockets. My intention is to never hurt another player on the basketball court. … I’ve always had the utmost respect for the game of basketball and all of my opponents. I also apologize to my coaches, teammates and our fans for the consequences of my actions.”
Scola was not injured during the incident.