Alex Hampl
Saturday March 8th, 2014

Mayo O.J. Mayo is one of several Bucks underperforming this season, leading Milwaukee to the NBA's worst record. (Jim McIsaac/Getty)

The NBA suspended Milwaukee Bucks guard O.J. Mayo Saturday for one game for punching New Orleans Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma in the throat during Friday's game.

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Mayo was ejected in the first quarter of the Bucks' loss to the Pelicans, a game in which Milwaukee was already missing forward Ersan Ilyasova due to a different suspension. Mayo's suspension will cover Saturday night's game against the Washington Wizards. On the season, Mayo, an offseason acquisition, is averaging 11.8 points and 2.2 assists per game on a career-worst 40.2 shooting percentage. The Bucks, at 12-49, have the league's worst record.

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