will try to become the first NBA team to win
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(SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Hawks will try to become the first NBA team to win 20 straight games in almost two years on Monday when they visit the Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. The 2012-13 Miami Heat won 27 straight, starting almost two years to the day on Feb. 3, 2013. The Hawks could become just the sixth team in NBA history to win 20 in a row with a victory on Monday. Atlanta is the only team in the league with 40 victories and hasnt held the NBAs top spot in the standings this late into the season since the team moved to Atlanta for the 1968-69 season. The Hawks went 17-0 in January and became the first team in NBA history to go 17-0 during a calendar month. They own a 12-game winning streak against the Western Conference, which is a franchise record, and have won five straight on the road versus the west, which is the first streak that long for the team since 1993. Atlantas streak reached 19 with a 91-85 home victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. Al Horford had 23 points and 11 rebounds as the Hawks held on for victory. They had to battle to stay ahead down the stretch despite leading by 21 points in the second quarter and 15 in the third. The Sixers took a two-point lead on Nerlens Noels dunk with under three minutes remaining, but Horford tied it at the other end and Dennis Schroder knocked down a straightaway 3-pointer to give the Hawks the lead for good with 1:35 left. They came all the way back but coach said just to play our game, said Schroder. Just keep playing with pace and thats what we did and we won the game. Schroder and Paul Millsap scored 15 points apiece for the Hawks, who found out Saturday that forward Thabo Sefolosha will miss up to eight weeks with a right calf strain. Starting small forward DeMarre Carroll will continue to sit with a left Achilles strain. The Pelicans have won five of their last six and are 3-1 on this six-game homestand, which concludes Wednesday night against the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Friday, Eric Gordon scored a season-high 28 points to lift the Pelicans to a 108-103 victory over the Los Angeles Clippers. Ryan Anderson netted 24 points and went 5-of-11 from 3-point range, while Alexis Ajinca supplied 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench and Tyreke Evans had 11 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans. Its good to be able to win like that in front of our crowd, New Orleans head coach Monty Williams said. We got hot and our defense was effective. LAs Chris Paul scored 10 points during a 12-0 swing to get the Clippers within 95-94 with 5:07 remaining. With under two minutes to play, Gordon knocked down a turnaround fadeaway shot and Dante Cunningham threw down a dunk to give the Pelicans a six-point lead and seal the win. Anthony Davis missed the win against the Clippers with a groin strain, but he is probable for Monday. Jrue Holiday is still out with a stress reaction in his lower right leg. The Hawks beat the Pelicans in Atlanta on Nov. 28, but New Orleans prevailed in the three prior meetings. The Hawks are 2-1 in their last three in the Big Easy. Scott Niedermayer Ducks Jersey . -- With his team down 16 points in the second quarter and headed for another blowout loss at home, Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson yelled out to his players to keep shooting and keep fighting on defence. Carter Rowney Jersey . Wearing bib No. 1, Maze skied through the gates cleanly to defend her big first-run lead and finish 0.07 seconds ahead of Anna Fenninger of Austria. Defending champion Viktoria Rebensburg of Germany was third, trailing 0. http://www.authenticduckspro.com/Josh-manson-ducks-jersey/ . Louis Blues just continue to roll -- especially against the Nashville Predators. 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The Daily Mail claimed that less than one per cent of the money raised by the Didier Drogba Foundation in the UK - just £14,115 - has gone to help good causes in Africa.Drogba, who now plays for Major League Soccer club Montreal Impact, told Sky Sports News HQ: (The claims) are very disrespectful and very bad for the foundation and these allegations are not right. The money hasnt been spent, yes, but whats wrong with that? The most important thing is that these are long-term projects.Im not doing all this work just for one year or for two years. We have a lot of projects, we have a mobile clinic and we have done a lot of work in orphanages. The money hasnt been spent, yes, but whats wrong with that? The most important thing is that these are long-term projects. Didier Drogba Two days ago, they asked us some questions and we answered but they are not happy with them. I have spent more than 3.7m Euros on this project.In a statement, Drogba went into further detail about the nature of his claim against the Daily Mail, saying: Despite sending 67 pages worth of documents advising the Daily Mail that their information was libellous, they have decided to ignore the facts and so I am issuing legal proceedings. Didier Drogba has strongly denied any wrongdoing at his Foundation charity They have already caused an untold amount of damage by contacting all of my sponsors... and putting doubts in their mind about whether to continue to support us in the future.Their attempts to destroy the work of the Founndation will not stop me continuing the work we have begun.dddddddddddd.The Charity Commission, which regulates UK charities, is to investigate and their chief operating officer David Holdsworth says they have contacted the Foundation for an urgent response to what it calls serious regulatory concerns. The medical clinic in Abidjan under construction Holdsworth said: In particular, the commission has concerns about the administration of the charity and the oversight provided by trustees, all of whom appear to live abroad, as well as allegations that the charity has provided misleading information to donors and the public.Further, the charity has raised and accumulated significant sums of money that have not yet been spent and further information is required over the plans to spend those funds.The Didier Drogba Foundation was set up in 2007 by the former Ivory Coast international with the aim of providing healthcare and education in Africa. The medical clinic in Abidjan, which has been paid for by Didier Drogbas Foundation, has been completed It is based in, and run from, Ivory Coast. Among the projects it has supported is the building of a medical clinic in Abidjan, which although finished in August 2015, has yet to receive approval by the authorities in the country.In recent years, the Foundation has held four celebrity fundraising events in London, which have raised £2m.Drogbas former Chelsea team-mates Frank Lampard and John Terry, along with U2s Bono, and Princess Beatrice are among those who have supported the charity. Also See: MLS section MLS tables MLS fixtures ' ' '

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