DeShawn Stevenson winning SG duel

DALLAS -- The Mavs don't expect defensive-minded DeShawn Stevenson to match Kevin Martin point for point.

The fact that Stevenson has come close through two and a half quarters is a major bonus for the Mavs.

Martin has 12 points, but he doesn't have a field goal since the first quarter, going 0-of-5 from the floor during that span. Stevenson gets a lot of credit for that, consistently keeping Martin from getting good looks.

Stevenson has been a much more efficient scorer, too, contributing 10 points on 3-of-4 shooting. He has seven points since halftime, helping the Mavs extend their lead to double digits.