O.J. Mayo suspended for one game after punching Greg Stiemsma

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

The Bucks forward will miss Monday's game against the Orlando Magic.

Milwaukee Bucks wing O.J. Mayo has been suspended by the league for one game following a punch delivered to the throat of New Orleans Pelicans forward Greg Stiemsma on Friday. Mayo will miss Monday night's matchup with the Orlando Magic.

Mayo got tangled up with Stiemsma late in the first quarter against New Orleans. The Bucks guard was trying to fight around a pick set by the Stiemsma when the big man spun, appearing to make incidental contact with Mayo's left cheek. Mayo took exception, angrily flipping around and throwing a punch with his right hand into Stiemsma's throat. He was assessed a flagrant 2 foul and was ejected from the game.

This wasn't the only suspension for the Bucks this week. Ersan Ilyasova was suspended for the game against the Pelicans for pushing Sacramento Kings forward Reggie Evans to the ground on Wednesday.

Mayo has posted season averages of 11.8 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game, but has seen his minutes dwindle lately. Milwaukee is just 12-50 on the season, firmly in the last spot in the NBA. Orlando sits at 19-45.

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