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Mbenga suspended six games for entering stands

Updated: June 2, 2006, 8:01 AM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Mavericks backup center DJ Mbenga was suspended without pay for six games Thursday for going into the stands to aid the wife of coach Avery Johnson during Game 4 of the Western Conference finals in Phoenix.

The punishment is one game longer than New York Knicks forward Antonio Davis received in January for going from the court into the stands to defend his wife.

"It's very difficult to swallow," said Dallas president of basketball operation Donnie Nelson. "My understanding ...

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