NBA: Atlanta 100, Washington 95 (OT)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Lou Williams netted 24 points and DeShawn Stevenson supplied a key 3-pointer in overtime Tuesday, lifting the Atlanta Hawks over Washington 100-95.

Joe Johnson trade becomes official

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- The Brooklyn Nets officially welcomed six-time all-star guard Joe Johnson Wednesday in a trade with Atlanta involving six players.

Reports: Nets, Magic end Howard trade talk

NEW YORK, July 11 (UPI) -- The Orlando Magic have suspended trade talks with the Brooklyn Nets for all-star center Dwight Howard, multiple reports indicated Wednesday.
Reports: Nets acquire Johnson from Hawks

Reports: Nets acquire Johnson from Hawks

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- The Brooklyn Nets have acquired all-star guard Joe Johnson from the Atlanta Hawks, multiple reports indicated Monday.

NBA: New Jersey 100, New York 92

NEW YORK, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Deron Williams accounted for 24 of his 38 points with eight 3-pointers Monday and the New Jersey Nets cooled off the New York Knicks 100-92.

NBA: New Jersey 97, Toronto 85

TORONTO, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- A season-best 24 points from Deron Williams Friday sent New Jersey to a big fourth-quarter lead and the Nets went on to down Toronto 97-85.

NBA: Dallas 102, Atlanta 91

DALLAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki popped in 19 points and Jason Terry added 18 for the Dallas Mavericks Saturday in their 102-91 victory over Atlanta.

NBA: Orlando 117, Dallas 107

DALLAS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Dwight Howard's double-double Saturday helped Orlando polish off Dallas 117-107 for its ninth straight win.

NBA: Dallas 84, Portland 81

DALLAS, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Jason Terry got hot late in the game, connecting on a pair of key baskets for the Dallas Mavericks en route to an 84-81 win over Portland.

NBA: Dallas 104, Cleveland 95

CLEVELAND, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Shawn Marion put in 22 points and the Dallas Mavericks overcame the loss of forwards Dirk Nowitzki and Caron Butler Sunday to down Cleveland 104-95.

NBA: Dallas 103, Utah 97

DALLAS, Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Jason Terry hit a 3-pointer with 7.6 seconds left Saturday, handing Dallas its 12th straight win, a 103-97 victory over Utah.

NBA: Dallas 98, Atlanta 93

ATLANTA, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A balanced Dallas offense Saturday, led by Dirk Nowitzki's 21 points, carried the Mavericks to a 98-93 decision over Atlanta.

Mavs acquire Butler, Haywood, Stevenson

DALLAS, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The Dallas Mavericks Saturday acquired forward Caron Butler, center Brendan Haywood, guard DeShawn Stevenson and cash from the Washington Wizards.

Back surgery ends Stevenson's season

WASHINGTON, March 6 (UPI) -- Surgery on Friday to repair a herniated disc in his back ended the 2008-09 season of Washington Wizards guard DeShawn Stevenson.

NBA: Washington 108, New Jersey 88

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Caron Butler's 22 points and 10 assists Tuesday sparked the Washington Wizards to a 108-88 victory over the New Jersey Nets.
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DeShawn Stevenson
Chicago Bulls' Tyson Chandler (3), looks to make a pass as Orlando Magic's DeShawn Stevenson (9) and Tony Battie (4) defend during the first quarter on November 29, 2005 in Chicago. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

DeShawn Stevenson (born April 3, 1981) is an American professional basketball player at shooting guard for the Dallas Mavericks of the NBA. Before his NBA career, he originally committed to play at the University of Kansas, but decided to enter the NBA directly from Washington Union High School in his hometown of Fresno, California, and was picked by the Utah Jazz with the 23rd selection of the 2000 NBA Draft. He is well known for his defense and his athleticism.

DeShawn Stevenson was born in Fresno, California to Genice Popps and Darryl C. Stevenson. A year after DeShawn's birth, Darryl Stevenson was hospitalized for threatening family members, allegedly attacking his brother with a butcher knife. Stevenson's parents never married, although when the boy was 3, his father signed a court order agreeing he had a duty to support his son. Two months after being released from a Fresno County mental health facility, Darryl Stevenson held up a gas station with an accomplice who held a knife to a woman's throat. Darryl was found incompetent to stand trial and wound up in Atascadero State Hospital. Psychiatrists diagnosed him as a paranoid schizophrenic. He eventually was placed on probation, but arrested again for kidnapping a woman in 1985 and jailed in April 1986. In 1993, when Stevenson was 12, his father Darryl murdered his own mother, Clara, by strangling her. Darryl Stevenson died in Corcoran State Prison of lung cancer at age 36 in 1999. Tattooed on his chest was one word: "DeShawn."

When Stevenson began his high school career, he lived with his godparents so he could establish residency in Easton and play at the same school that his father played at. Stevenson played varsity as a freshman and traveled in a summer league. College recruiters came to the farm town to see him play. In his junior year, Stevenson led the Division III team to a state championship. After he committed to play at Kansas, head coach Roy Williams called him the "most gifted recruit ever". Stevenson averaged 30.4 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.2 assists a game his senior year. He led the West to a 146–120 win in the McDonald's All-American high school game in March with a game-high 25 points. He also won the slam-dunk crown. Stevenson flirted with skipping college and declaring his eligibility to go pro, a decision that upset his mother. The Jayhawks lost their future star when a surprisingly impressive jump in his SAT score caught the attention of the Educational Testing Service, which "red-flagged" it, making him temporarily ineligible to play. Stevenson could have appealed and explained how he had managed to improve his score from 450 as a sophomore to 1,150 as a senior. Instead, he took the SAT a second time and received less than a 650, well below the NCAA minimum of 820.

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