NBA suspends Love for two games

Andrew Krammer

The NBA suspended Wolves’ star forward Kevin Love for two games on Monday for stepping on Houston’s Luis Scola’s face and chest during Saturday’s victory at the Target Center. 

The league called Love’s action “driving his foot into the upper body and face” of Scola and turned an incident that drew no foul during the game into a flagrant foul type 2. The play can be seen here.

“I mean, he fell down after the play,” Love told the Star Tribune. “He just kind of laid there and I’ve got size 19 feet so…I just happened to be there. I had nowhere to go. I got kind of tripped up and I just had nowhere to step. He was right there. It was a heat of the moment type play and he was right there and it happened to be his face, just like in Houston it happened to be my groin.” 

He was refering to an incident in last Monday’s game when Scola tried to save possession of the ball as he was falling out of bounds. Scola threw it off Love, inadvertantly hitting him in the groin.

Love will miss Tuesday’s game against Sacramento and Wednesday’s game at Memphis.