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What Do the Mavs Have to Do to Get You Invested?

I'm in.

After watching the Dallas Mavericks win seven in a row and vault to the NBA's second-best record I've officially got my basketball Jonesing.

ESPN believes, as they have the Mavs ranked No. 4. So does Sports Illustrated, who shoves Dallas all the way to No. 1.

I know a win over the lowly Minnesota Timberwolves isn't anything to get excited about in early December, but the Lakers lost again last night (that's four in a row) and the Spurs somehow dropped a game to the ridiculously bad Clippers.

Things are going about as swell as we could expect for this time of the season.

What, you want more? K then, fine ...

*Last night the Mavs had six different players make a 3-pointer.

*They are 14-4, behind only the Spurs at 15-3. Dallas did, remember, win in San Antonio last week.

*The Mavs are 6-1 on the road.

*Tyson Chandler continues to be a difference-maker and an identity-changer. Last night he set a franchise record with 14 rebounds ... in the third quarter.

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*They have one of the best defenses in the league, allowing only ...

Wait, why do I feel like I'm trying to sell a good product to people in a bad mood?

The Mavericks are really good. At some point in this season they'll probably be great. If you want to ruin the present by lazily counting on the future to be identical to the past, be my guest.

Because once you lose, you'll never ever never win. Right, Rangers fans?

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