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Mayo received flagrant-2 due to open hand to throat area of Pelicans center Greg Stiemsma. Was angry and shoved Stiemsma after hard screen.
"it's definitely the wrong way to conduct yourself," Mayo said. "I've got to be better and I will be better."
Mayo said he apologized to his teammates in the Bucks locker room after the game.
O.J. Mayo on his ejection: "I reacted the wrong way and handled it for sure the wrong way."
Bucks lose 112-104 as Davis goes for 29 pts and 14 rebs. Big assist from Morrow with 16 pts. Middleton leads MKE with 25 and Adrien adds 20.
Bucks down 106-99 with 1:03 left.
Anthony Morrow on fire for Pelicans in fourth. He has 12 points in quarter.
Bucks went down 10 but now trail 102-96 with Sessions going to line after a timeout. Just 2:33 left.
New Orleans leads 95-88 halfway through fourth. Middleton now leads Bucks with 23 pts.
Aminu drills a corner 3 and suddenly Pelicans have a 7-point lead. Timeout by Drew.
That's a flop on Steimsma there folks.
Davis with 22 and 12 and still a quarter to play.
Davis throws one at rim as quarter ends and it bounces in. Pelicans 78, Bucks 77 after three.
Bucks lead 77-72. Henson playing better in third quarter after limited to 5 first-half minutes due to foul woes.
Bucks did not hit a shot outside paint in first half but have 3 threes in third quarter. Two by Middleton and one by Knight.
Sluggish start to third for Bucks but they are still close, trailing 60-56.
Have we established how ironic Brian Roberts' haircut is supposed to be?
Jeff Adrien with 14 points. Career high is 15. It is currently halftime.
Bucks play goes awry in final seconds of half. HT: Pelicans 51, Bucks 49. Davis 16 pts, 6 rebs. Adrien 14 pts. and Middleton 10.
Mayo played just 3 minutes before his ejection. Game tied at 41 late in second.
Evans picks up two successive fouls and has to go to bench with 3 personals. Austin Rivers in for him.
Coach Drew said today he thinks Giannis is taking too many 3s. Already has missed a pair. Drew wants him to keep going to hoop.
Two steals by Adrien lead to fast-break buckets by Sessions. Bucks 33, Pelicans 28.
Adrien forces a timeout by Pelicans coach Monty Williams, second timeout the Bucks forward has forced.
Bucks shoot 32% in first quarter.
Very interesting explanation courtside right there from Zarba.
Bucks 25, Pelicans 22 after one quarter. Referee Zach Zarba said Mayo used open hand but it was to throat area - does not have to be a fist.
Suspension for Ilyasova for punch in Wednesday game and now ejection for Mayo.
Now called a flagrant-2 foul and Mayo ejected from game.
Determining if it was a push or a punch.
Mayo and Stiemsma get tangled up and Mayo called for a flagrant foul. Now being reviewed by officials on video. Showing repeatedly on board.
Who knew Adrien was an offensive weapon? Ten points so far and a pair of 3-point plays.
Miroslav got a facial on that dunk by Davis. Wow.
Greg Stiemsma in for Pelicans and offensive board leads to basket by Gordon.
Giannis and Mayo enter for Bucks.
Bucks lead 15-11 with 5:52 left in first. New Orleans timeout.
Moments after entering game, Adrien grabs offensive board and converts 3-point play. Now another basket for Adrien off Pachulia feed.
Henson picks up second foul on Davis jumper and safe to say Bucks forward does not agree with call. Adrien enters.
Middleton guarding Tyreke Evans and will have hands full. Bucks lead 10-9.
"John is used to starting so we'll just slide him in there."
Drew said he likes Henson going against Anthony Davis due to the 6-11 frame of Henson. "Both guys are tall; both guys are long," Drew said.
Drew said he still has not seen video of the play. Ilyasova was suspended for punching Sac forward Reggie Evans.
"I didn't see it coming," Drew said of Ilyasova's suspension. "Unfortunate, but we've got to keep moving forward."
Bucks coach Larry Drew says John Henson will start at PF in place of suspended Ersan Ilyasova.
Swedish keeper Hedvig Lindahl also saved PK attempt by Abby Wambach in first half.
Hagen entered in 81st minute and forced a big save by Swedish keeper in 88th as U.S. pressed for equalizing goal.
Former UWM star Sarah Hagen earned first cap today vs. Sweden in 1-0 U.S. loss in Algarve Cup. U.S. now 0-1-1 after first two matches.
Would not be a great endorsement of the John Henson Era if Jeff Adrien starts in Ersan's spot tonight. Really need to get Henson re-engaged.
Ilyasova suspended for tonight's game without pay for punching Sacramento's Reggie Evans in the 4th QTR Wed. Henson will start.
Ilyasova will miss tonight's game in New Orleans against the Pelicans.
Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova has been suspended one game without pay for punching Sac forward Reggie Evans in Wednesday game.
Besides a 7-yr NBA career, Mcilvaine served as secretary-treasure of players union.
St. Patty's practice in NOLA is not exactly a "dry" run. http://t.co/xeg9M7qwjT
They are actually practicing for St. Patty's Day. 10 days in advance. Any excuse. http://t.co/JrfTuOX7Po
McIlvaine on LeBron James: "I don't think they'd lose money on him if they paid him $50M a year." James makes $19M this season. www.jour ...
Last 20 games or so important for Udoh, who is in final year of his rookie contract after being selected 6th overall by Warriors in 2010.
Udoh (right knee) has not played since Feb. 10 vs. Boston and will miss 10th straight game tonight as Bucks play Pelicans.
Ersan Ilyasova was at Bucks shootaround today in New Orleans but no word yet if facing any discipline for incident vs. Kings on Wed.
Bucks forward Ekpe Udoh working out after shootaround today in New Orleans. May be able to play Saturday vs. Wizards.
Even @Twitter falls victim to the complement/compliment mistake. http://t.co/fjR2TblViu