Published February 06, 2012
| Sports Network
The incident occurred in the third quarter of the February 4 game when Love drove his foot into the upper body of Scola, who was lying on the floor. The league office also upgraded the foul to a Flagrant Two.
Love, who went into the locker room following Saturday's game to apologize, made a public apology Monday after the suspension was announced.
"I want to publicly apologize to Luis Scola and the Houston Rockets," Love said in a statement. "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."
Love will sit out Tuesday against Sacramento and Wednesday against Memphis. He leads the Wolves with averages of 25.0 points and 13.7 rebounds in 24 games this season.