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Hollins ejected after forearm to Nowitzki's head

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP)

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Ryan Hollins was ejected from the game against Dallas in the fourth quarter on Monday night after delivering a forearm to Dirk Nowitzki's head.

After Nowitzki grabbed a rebound on the defensive end, Hollins threw his left forearm at Nowitzki's head, landing a glancing shot. Officials reviewed the play and assessed a Flagrant 2 foul, which brought the ejection.

It was the second confrontation of the night for Hollins. He appeared to accidentally put an elbow into DeShawn Stevenson's head during a scrum for a rebound in the first quarter. Stevenson reacted strongly and was assessed a technical foul before confronting Hollins, who was not charged with a foul on the play.

Hollins had 13 points and nine rebounds in the game.

Tagged: Mavericks, Timberwolves, Dirk Nowitzki, DeShawn Stevenson, Ryan Hollins

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