O.J. Mayo makes his return to Memphis looking to help the Dallas Mavericks avoid a fifth loss in six games Friday night against the Grizzlies at 8:00 pm ET.
He's been Dallas' top scoring option with Dirk Nowitzki recovering from knee surgery averaging 20.2 points -- including a career high-tying 40 in a win over Houston on Dec. 8 -- while starting all 26 games.
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Mayo, though, is coming off one of his worst performances for the struggling Mavericks (12-14), going 3 for 14 from the field and finishing with eight points in Thursday's 110-95 loss to Miami.
Though Mayo is leading the league hitting 50.0 percent from 3-point range and is having a breakout season so far, his former team is enjoying much more success.
The Grizzlies (17-6) will be seeking a fourth consecutive win after holding Milwaukee to a season low for points in a 90-80 win Wednesday. Zach Randolph recorded his NBA-leading 19th double-double with 15 points and 17 rebounds, while Marc Gasol added 12 and 12.
Mike Conley scored 11 points and handed out six assists Wednesday and said Allen has been a part of the Grizzlies' stingy defense.
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