The Minnesota Timberwolves are disputing the ruling from game officials that Ben Simmons intervened in the scuffle between Joel Embiid and Karl-Anthony Towns as a "peacemaker."

Referee Mark Ayotte told a pool reporter Wednesday night that Simmons was "deemed a peacemaker" for an act that included him holding Towns to the floor.

Sources say the Wolves believe Simmons engaged Towns in a "dangerous chokehold."