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Stevenson start streak ends at 275

Updated: December 23, 2008, 10:34 PM ET
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With the Washington Wizards off to a 4-21 start, lineup changes were to be expected. Unexpected is DeShawn Stevenson volunteering to sacrifice his 275-game starting streak to help give the team a spark.

Stevenson, who has started 189 straight games since joining the Wizards for the 2006-07 season, came off the bench Tuesday against the Charlotte Bobcats. Stevenson is shooting 31.7 percent from the field this season.

"In a real team gesture he basically told me: 'Tap, I'm struggling ...

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