Hollins gets two-game suspension

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Ryan Hollins has been suspended for

two games after separate run-ins with Mavericks Dirk Nowitzki and

DeShawn Stevenson on Monday.

Hollins punched Stevenson while boxing him out on a free

throw in the second quarter. He then struck Nowitzki in the head

with his left forearm late in the fourth quarter, drawing a

Flagrant-2 foul and an ejection.

After the game, Nowitzki called Hollins “a little out of

control, but that’s part of the game.”

Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis said he liked Hollins’

aggressiveness, but not some of his decision-making.

Hollins has been starting for the Timberwolves in recent

weeks and is averaging 6.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.