O.J. Mayo's first game in Memphis as an opposing player for the first time wasn't close to being a masterpiece.

The fifth-year guard scored only 10 points on 3-of-11 shooting and committed five turnovers as the Grizzlies defeated the Dallas Mavericks 92-82 Friday night at FedEx Forum.

Shadowed all night by Tony Allen, Mayo scored only one point in the first half and missed all four of his field-goal attempts. Mayo didn't make his first field goal until the 4:24 mark of the third quarter, after misfiring on his first five attempts.

"I struggled a little bit and turned the ball over," Mayo said. "It was kind of hard getting into the groove, obviously."

Mayo spent his first four seasons with the Grizzlies. He was a starter the first two seasons before coming off the bench the past two. But the Grizzlies declined to pick up the $7.3 million qualifying offer on Mayo's contract, making him a free agent in July.

The Mavericks signed Mayo to a two-year, $8.2 million contract, with the second year a player's option.

Someone asked Mayo if it was intimidating returning to Memphis against a team that knows his game so well.

"Not intimidating, it's just basketball, baby," Mayo said. "I'm not going to a fight. But it was a little different. They know my tendencies, and it was pretty much, 'O.J. is not going to get anything and make the other guys make some plays.'"

Mayo received a standing ovation from the crowd during pregame introductions. After that, Allen was so close to him the rest of the night that he probably followed him to the Mavericks' bench.