NBA suspends Mayo 1-game for punch

The Associated Press
NBA suspends Mayo 1-game for punch
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MILWAUKEE, WI - MARCH 5: O.J. Mayo #00 of the Milwaukee Bucks shoots against Ray McCallum #3 of the Sacramento Kings on March 5, 2014 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo has been suspended one game for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat.

The incident occurred with 1:52 remaining in the first quarter of Milwaukee's 112-104 loss to the Pelicans on Friday. Mayo got tied up with Stiemsma as he tried to get around a screen set by the big man.

Mayo was assessed a flagrant four 2 and ejected. He will serve the suspension Saturday night when the Bucks host the Washington Wizards.