Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki was stripped by Brian Cardinal while driving for a layup. The Timberwolves converted the turnover into a fast-break dunk with 6:30 left in the second.
Carlisle protested the non-call and was given a quick technical by official Gary Zielinski. The first-year Mavericks coach persisted, yelling at Zielinski before he was given another technical.
It was Carlisle's first ejection of the season. Assistant coach Dwane Casey took over for Carlisle.