Kevin Love stepped on Luis Scola’s face and chest with his left foot in the third quarter of the Timberwolves’ 100-91 win over the Rockets Saturday.

Love claimed the contact was unintentional.

"He fell down after the play. He was kind of right there," Love said. "I've got size 19 feet. He just happened to be there. I had nowhere to go. I got kind of tripped up."

In a meeting between the two players last week, Scola saved a ball from going out of bounds by throwing it off Love's groin.

"It was just a heat-of-the-moment-type play," Love said. "He was right there. (Tonight) happened to be his face, just like in Houston where it happened to be my groin."