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Then there are the Dallas guys. Caron Butler has missed the entire postseason due to injury. Brendan Haywood is in the Dallas rotation, of course, though he’s played only 18 minutes in the Mavs’ last two games.

And that leaves DeShawn Stevenson.Who has logged more than 49 minutes in the last two Western Conference finals games, and has started every game this postseason. For a really good team. DeShawn Stevenson. So weird.


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Also, remember this from Tom Knott:

Whenever Stevenson is unable to feel his face, often after hitting a 3-pointer, he succumbs to a series of spastic-like gestures with his right hand. This is to let the team’s supporters know that he has no feeling in his face at this particular moment in the game and that he is trying to persevere in the clutches of a rare ailment.


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