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NEW ORLEANS -- Maybe it is time to break up the New Orleans Pelicans. Steven Gerrard Jersey .The surging Pelicans -- who lost nine of their first 10 games to start the season -- own four wins in the past five, raising their record to a more respectable 5-10 entering a Wednesday night game against the 4-9 Minnesota Timberwolves at the Smoothie King Center.New Orleans 112-94 victory over the 9-5 Hawks at Atlanta on Tuesday night was the Pelicans most shocking victory during a three-game winning streak.Anthony Davis, who entered as the NBAs leading scorer, played just 9 1/2 minutes before banging his right kneecap against a courtside chair while hustling to save a ball from going out of bounds in the first quarter.The Pelicans led 26-14 when Davis limped to the locker room, but even with the All-Star forward getting treatment, New Orleans extended its lead to a season-high 35 points early in the third quarter with a 13-0 run.Davis returned for the start of the fourth quarter and finished with 13 points and three blocks in 18 minutes, so it is fairly certain he will play Wednesday night.He came back out and said that he could go, so we stuck him in the game for a few minutes, New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said Tuesday night. We wanted to see if he would OK for tomorrow. Were playing one of the truly gifted players in the league (Karl-Anthony Towns) tomorrow.The Wolves are coming off a disappointing 99-93 home loss to the Boston Celtics on Monday night. Minnesota led by 13 points entering the fourth quarter but lost despite 29 points, 18 rebounds, three assists and two blocks by Towns.Laid a damn egg, Wolves guard Zach LaVine said.Minnesota was outscored 31-12 in the fourth quarter by the Celtics, including a 17-0 Boston run to start the period. The Wolves did not score their first field goal in the quarter until nearly seven minutes in.It just shows you can never let your guard down, Minnesota coach Tom Thibodeau said. You have to strive to be a 48-minute team. Were not doing that right now. We have to get back in, work, concentrate.We have to improve. We didnt close out. For three quarters, I thought our defense was pretty good. They were shooting a low percentage, the (3-point) line was covered. Rebounding was good. But it doesnt take much for a team to get on track. Once they got a couple, they started getting good looks, and we started scrambling.Towns is adding to his game by facing up more frequently for jumpers, extending his range beyond the 3-point arc.Heading into his matchup with Davis, the other one of the two best young big men in the NBA, Towns is averaging 22.2 points (an increase of four points from last season), 9.2 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.3 blocks per game. He is shooting 51.4 percent overall and a 43.1 percent from long range.In dispatching the Hawks on Tuesday night, the Pelicans shot 52 percent from the floor, including 44 percent from long range. Point guard Tim Frazier scored a career-high 21 points and dished out 14 assists.We just came out and played hard right from the jump, Frazier said. We made them take tough shots. We shot the ball. All credit to my teammates -- they were able to knock down shots. But we got another one tomorrow. We have to carry the same energy we had today.The Pelicans are 3-0 with point guard Jrue Holiday back in the lineup. After missing the first 12 games to be with his wife, who is recovering from a brain tumor, and newborn daughter, Holiday is averaging 19.3 points and 6.7 assists. Ragnar Klavan Jersey . Roman Josi had a goal and an assist to lead the Predators to a 4-1 victory over the Dallas Stars on Monday night. Christian Benteke Jersey . LOUIS -- Lance Lynn was one of the more enthusiastic participants as the St. http:///...er-Liverpool-Jersey/ . Oaklands loss to Seattle clinched the ALs best record for the Red Sox with one day to spare in the regular season. "I think everybody was kind of watching," catcher David Ross said. "Demp (Ryan Dempster) came out before he went to the bullpen and was just yelling that they lost. JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The Oakland Raiders have figured out how to win on the East Coast. The Jacksonville Jaguars have no idea how to fix their offensive problems.Latavius Murrays return from turf toe provided a spark for Oaklands running game, and quarterback Derek Carr was efficient and effective in a 33-16 victory against the listless Jaguars on Sunday.Now, the Raiders (5-2) get to enjoy their week in the Sunshine State before playing at Tampa Bay next week. Oakland improved to 4-0 on the road (2-0 on the East Coast) and has the franchises best start to a season since 2001.Im a Florida boy and its nice to be back in Florida weather for a little while, Raiders defensive end Khalil Mack said. Now we need to go out and get another victory next week.The Raiders will train in Bradenton next week before facing the Buccaneers.The Jaguars (2-4), meanwhile, have a short week before playing at Tennessee. Although players suggested a quick turnaround could be good after an embarrassing effort Sunday, the reality is Jacksonville needs extra time to correct whats quickly becoming the leagues worst offense.Blake Bortles was off again Sunday, throwing for 246 yards and two interceptions. He had a garbage-time touchdown to Julius Thomas in which the veteran tight end made an impressive catch over Malcolm Smiths back on a ball that easily could have been intercepted.Bortles has been mostly ineffective all season. He has nine TD passes and 11 turnovers, and his inaccuracy, mechanics and decisions have become issues in his third season.Im obviously not playing good, Bortles said. I couldnt tell you. I wish I knew; I would fix it. Its just a continual thing and we will hopefully find a way to turn it around and solve some problems.Benching Bortles seems like a long shot, especially on a short week, but its clear coach Gus Bradley is running out of excuses for his starter.Im not going to sit here and protect every throw he makes, but you are right, there are throws wed like to be better, and wed like to have more accuracy, Bradley said. When we are in a situation where we arent doing what we want offensive, those things get more magnified.Bortles and Carr were two of the top four quarterbacks selected in the 2014 NFL draft.Bortles is regressing while Carr is taking his game to the next level.Carr completed 23 of 37 passees for 200 yards, with a touchdown, no sacks and no turnovers. Divock Origi Liverpool Jersey. His best throw was a rollout TD toss to Michael Crabtree late in the second quarter that put Oakland up 20-6.Derek has done a tremendous job this year of going to another level as a player, coach Jack Del Rio said. It was an example of a young man really growing in terms of his mastery of situational football, which you need to be good at. It was a great indication of him executing at the highest level.Here are some other takeaways from Oaklands first win in three trips to Jacksonville:JAGUARS MELTDOWN: Between penalties, fights and ejections, this was a meltdown for the Jaguars . They finished with 13 penalties for 122 yards and had two players ejected.Receiver Marqise Lee was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct and then defensive tackle Malik Jackson was penalized twice on the same play. He was ejected four plays later following an exchange with an official. Jackson ran to the locker room, seemingly eager to get off the field early.Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey and Raiders receiver Johnny Holton were ejected for fighting in the final minutes of the lopsided matchup.As a professional in the NFL, thats not what its supposed to look like by any means, veteran linebacker Paul Posluszny said. So thats what makes you mad. Were in the NFL. We need to have high standards for how we conduct ourselves at all times. Ive never seen anything like that before. And thats unacceptable on a lot of different levels.MURRAY MATTERS: Murray missed the last two games and clearly brought something extra with his return. He finished with 59 yards on 18 carries.Any back wants the ball in his hands, and Im one of them, Murray said. When we run the ball, we do good things.DEL RIOS RETURN: Del Rio heard boos throughout his return to Jacksonville. Most of them werent directed at him. Del Rio won in his first game in Jacksonville since getting fired by the Jaguars with five games remaining in the 2011 season.It is good to come back here and get a good effort in this stadium, said Del Rio, who was given the game ball by Carr in the locker room.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys ' ' '