NEW YORK, June 1, 2006 – Dallas Mavericks center D.J. Mbenga has been suspended six games without pay for entering the spectator stands, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President Basketball Operations.

The NBA will not be taking action against Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban for his involvement in the incident as his actions did not violate NBA rules and were not otherwise inappropriate.

The incident occurred during the first quarter of the Mavericks’ 106-86 loss to the Phoenix Suns at US Airways Center on Tuesday, May 30. Mbenga will begin serving his suspension tonight as the Mavericks host the Suns in Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals at the American Airlines Center.