Stevenson starts out on Evans

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- With Shawn Marion in street clothes, DeShawn Stevenson will make his third consecutive start.

At 6-5, 218 pounds, Stevenson has a body suited to match up with Kings rookie beast Tyreke Evans. He'll open the game against Evans, allowing Jason Kidd to take the less taxing task of guaring Beno Udrih.

Erick Dampier is also the starter for the third consecutive game with Brendan Haywood coming off the bench.