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New Orleans Pelican fans point the way to the exit as Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard O.J. Mayo (00) leaves the court after being ejected for a flagrant foul in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Friday, March 7, 2014.
NEW YORK—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.