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NBA: Dwight Howard’s sixth foul was incorrect call

The NBA said 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 said in a statement yesterday the foul should have been on Freeland.

The call came a day after the league admitted a foul should have been called on Golden State’s Draymond Green, who was defending Los Angeles’s Chris Paul late in the Warriors’ 109-105 win over the Clippers. The foul would have given Paul a pair of free throws.


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