NBA: Foul wrongly called on Rockets' Howard

New York, NY ( - The NBA said a foul called on Houston's Dwight Howard late in overtime Sunday should have been assessed to Portland's Joel Freeland instead.

Howard, a career 57 percent free-throw shooter, should have been awarded two foul shots after he and Freeland got tangled up battling for a rebound in a one-point game.

Instead, Freeland made 1-of-2 foul shots at the other end with 10.8 seconds remaining, giving the Trail Blazers their winning 122-120 margin.