NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis heard the chants of MVP! MVP! in the fourth quarter, and it caught him off guard once again. [url=ht

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NEW ORLEANS - Anthony Davis heard the chants of MVP! MVP! in the fourth quarter, and it caught him off guard once again. Jonas Jerebko Jersey .It looks as if he better get used to that familiar cheer.Davis had 24 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks, and the New Orleans Pelicans beat the Charlotte Hornets 100-91 on Tuesday night.For the second time in three home games, Davis was saluted with the MVP chant from the crowd. He has double-doubles in three of the Pelicans four games this season.Its crazy because I watched when I was younger . I watched LeBron (James), Kobe (Bryant), (Kevin Durant), all them guys, and you could hear through the TV the chanting, the 21-year-old Davis said. And then youre actually at the line, theyre cheering for me.Tyreke Evans added 16 points and 10 rebounds in New Orleans first victory since its season opener. Ryan Anderson scored 16 points and Austin Rivers had 12, helping the Pelicans bounce back from Monday nights 93-81 loss at Memphis.The Pelicans (2-2) shot 46 per cent and outscored Charlotte by 10 points in the second half when they turned the ball over just three times.Charlotte (1-3) played without starting forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who bruised his ribs in a 96-93 loss at New York on Sunday. Al Jefferson led the Hornets with 20 points.We didnt keep playing, keep competing for every possession, Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. We had stretches of the game where we played well, but just basic stuff, not running back, not getting our defence set and blown coverages. Those things are on me.Davis had six points and six rebounds in the first half, but he picked up his play after the break. He scored 12 points in the third and also helped the Pelicans hold the Hornets to just six baskets in the quarter.I thought he wasnt getting the ball where he wanted to consistently, but then he started knocking down jump shots, Pelicans coach Monty Williams said. That opens up everything for him. He kind of looked like he did with the national team, where he was hitting every jump shot that came his way.Tuesday marked the first time Charlotte returned to New Orleans as the Hornets after reclaiming the mascot. Charlotte moved to New Orleans in 2002 as the Hornets, but was able to get the name back after New Orleans changed to the Pelicans.TIP-INSPelicans: New Orleans went 19 for 19 for its first perfect performance from the free-throw line since March 12. ... The Pelicans were without three players, including John Salmons, who is awaiting the birth of his third child.Hornets: Charlotte has lost three consecutive games after winning its season opener.SLOW STARTNew Orleans guard Eric Gordon is off to a rough start. He was 0 for 6 from the field against the Hornets, dropping to 7 of 34 for the season. He also has 10 turnovers and just three assists.UP NEXTHornets: Home against Miami on WednesdayPelicans: Visit reigning NBA champion San Antonio on Saturday. John Stockton Jersey . - Chelseas 1-0 win at the Etihad, spoiling Manchester Citys perfect home record continues to be the talking point of the week. Tony Bradley Jersey . Picard had a goal and two assists to help Canada improve to 2-0 at the tournament. Seven different players scored for the two-time defending champions. "Today all four lines played excellent," said head coach Laura Schuler. http://www.officialjazzproauthentic.com/Customized/ .com) - The game was all punts and field goals before Kodi Whitfields catch.TORONTO - Sitting atop the Atlantic for the first time since 2007, the Raptors (5-7) hope to build on their lead in the division when they host the Washington Wizards (4-7) at the Air Canada Centre on Friday. Catch the game on TSN2 and listen live on TSN 1050 Radio beginning at 7pm et. The Raptors dethroned Philadelphia in the weak Atlantic Division with their most recent victory, a 108-98 road win Wednesday. After emphasizing ball movement in practice this week, Dwane Caseys team responded with a season-high 24 assists, leading to 14-for-29 shooting from three-point range. Still, Casey believes the offence has a ways to go. "We have been [where we need to be] in one game but we have to get that consistently," Casey said of his teams offence. "Im watching the NBA and a lot of teams are in the same boat, trying to find that identity offensively and were doing the same thing." "I like where we started against Philadelphia, we got to continue that especially against an athletic and defensive-minded team like Washington." After losing four straight, the Wizards have won two in a row but are tied for last place in the loaded Southeast Division with a similar record to Toronto. Washington got off to a quick start against the Cavaliers on Wednesday - a 98-91 win in Cleveland - leading by 18 at halftime and by as many as 27 in the game. Sophomore Bradley Beal paced the Wizards in scoring with 26 points, knocking down six three-pointers. "Theyre a very lethal team with great athletes, a team that can defend and cover a lot of ground," Casey said Friday morning after shootaround. "They can make mistakes and get back in the play defensively." Beal is averaging 26.3 points, shooting 12-for-19 from long distance over Washingtons last three games. He is scoring a team-best 21.2 per game on the season. Trends and Tidbits Kyle Lowry ranks third in the NBA with a 3.95 assists-to-turnover ratio. The Raptors point guard has totalled 34 assists compared to just five turnovers over the last four games. The Raptors have scored 100 or more points in five of the last six games, averaging 103.3, after failing to reach the century mark in each of their first six contests, scoring just 92.3 per. Toronto is 3-2 when scoring over 100 and are 5-3 when holding their opponent below 100 points. Toronto begins a four-game homestand, its longest of the season. The Raptors are 2-3 at the ACC. The Wizards are last in the league in bench scoring, getting just 22.0 points per game from their reserves. The Raptors subs are averaging 24.2 points, the fourth-lowest mark in the NBA. Washington has lost sixx of the last seven games in Toronto. Donovan Mitchell Jersey. What to Watch For Slowing down the Wizards Led by the speedy John Wall, the Wizards are one of the quickest and most lethal teams in transition, averaging 19.3 fast-break points per game, good for second in the league. "Our focus has to be [to get] back," Casey said. "Not only the guy guarding [Wall], but we have to have four of his teammates back building a wall." Defending the three Winning the battle behind the arc is important for the Raptors after they were burned by the three-ball in Sundays loss to Portland. Toronto connected on a season-best 14 three-pointers in Philadelphia Wednesday after allowing the Trail Blazers to shoot 15-of-32 from deep three days prior. Beal is third in the NBA, having hit 33 treys to begin the season while the Wizards rank eighth in both three-point shots made and three-point percentage. "Offensively, theyre one of the best corner three-point shooting teams in the league," Casey acknowledged. "So thats something we have to have a focus on going into the game." Washington has shot more corner threes (97) than any team in the league, making the second most (43) from that territory. The Raptors rank 15th, shooting 41 per cent from the corners, where DeMar DeRozan has connected on 10 of his 16 attempts. Who to Watch For DeMar DeRozan DeRozan scored 33 points in Wednesdays win, his third game with 30 or more points this season. The Raptors guard is one of 11 players in the NBA with three or more 30-point games to begin the campaign. The fifth-year guard led the Raptors averaging 22.3 points in four games against the Wizards last year. John Wall Although Wall is shooting just 36 per cent from the field this season, hes recoded 37 assists over the last three games and is averaging a career-best 9.7. "Its humanly impossible to stop Wall in a one-on-one situation coast-to-coast," Casey said, praising the Wizards point guard. "I timed it against Cleveland the other night, against Kyrie Irving, he went from one end to the other in three seconds or a little bit less. Its unbelievable how fast he can go with the ball from coast-to-coast." Injury Report Raptors forward Quincy Acy participated in shootaround Friday morning after missing Wednesdays game with a sprained right ankle. Hell be a game-time decision. Back-up point guard Dwight Buycks has been excused from the team as he attends to a personal/family matter. Casey didnt indicate who, between D.J. Augustin and Julyan Stone, would back-up Lowry with Buycks unavailable Friday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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