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Dallas Mavericks Closing In On .500


Mar 26, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) in the post against Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin (32) at the American Airlines Center. The Mavs beat the Clippers 109-102. in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks came up with a campaign to get everyone on the same page. No shaving until the team reached .500, than and only than could they shave. Now the Mavericks are one game below .500 and with a win tonight against the Indiana Pacers, they’ll be able to reintroduce razors to their face.

“We’ve been fighting to get to (.500). I feel like we’re playing our basketball. The boys are playing well and better off each other,” Dirk Nowitzki said, via ESPN Dallas. “It’s a good time to play your best basketball. We’ll see how far we can take it.

“I’m ready to get this (beard) off. It’s a big outing for us Thursday against a very tough team. That’ll be a big game for us.”

Dirk is so confident in fact that he even invited barbers to come to the game in preparation of shaving his beard.

The key to the Mavs success has been simple.

“We’ve got to find a way to win those close games. We’ve been doing a lot better the last two weeks or so,” Nowitzki said. “We’ve found a decent mixture the last couple of weeks of leadership and playing well together. Hopefully, we can keep it up.”

If the Mavs find a way to beat the Pacers it will be their longest home winning streak all season.