Johnson ejected in Mavs' loss at Staples

LOS ANGELES -- Dallas Mavericks coach Avery Johnson was
ejected from Tuesday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers
after being hit with two technical fouls early in the third
Steve Javie called technicals on Johnson and Mavericks star Dirk
Nowitzki with 10:16 left in the period after Nowitzki was
inadvertanly struck in the face by Kobe Bryant but was called for a
Johnson picked up his second technical 2½ minutes later,
leaving with the Mavericks trailing 68-50. Bryant had 41 points at
that stage -- five shy of his season high.