Dallas Mavericks defeat Minnesota Timberwolves, 89-77

They won't be pushed around, these Timberwolves.

They won't back away from a challenge.

Well, unless the challenge involves basketball.

The Timberwolves showed commendable spirit and admirable solidarity when Friday's game devolved into a shoving and shouting match. Unfortunately, Dallas displayed its superior ability to turn pique into points, and the result was the Wolves' ninth consecutive loss, 89-77 at Target Center.

Ryan Hollins, a Maverick himself for 27 ga...