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NBA: Dwight Howard's 6th foul was incorrect call

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NBA: Dwight Howard's 6th foul was incorrect call
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HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 20: Dwight Howard #12 of the Houston Rockets looks on from the bench area against the Portland Trail Blazers in Game One of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Toyota Center on April 20, 2014 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- 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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