New York, Dec. 12, 2012 -- DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings has been suspended one game without pay for striking O.J. Mayo of the Dallas Mavericks in the groin area, it was announced Wednesday by Stu Jackson, NBA Executive Vice President, Basketball Operations.

The incident occurred with 3:35 remaining in the second quarter of Sacramento's 119-96 loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Monday, Dec. 10 at American Airlines Center.