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The Atlanta Hawks have shown they can win no matter the location and who is missing from the lineup. Walter Payton Womens Jersey .Atlanta plays seven of its next eight games on the road starting with Friday nights early-season Southeast Division showdown against the Charlotte Hornets.Playing without center Dwight Howard and key reserve Thabo Sefolosha, the Hawks stretched their streak to six games with a 107-100 home victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday after winning at Miami the previous night.Both could be back to face the Hornets, who are coming off a 115-108 victory at Minnesota on Tuesday.With the back-to-back games, the Hawks didnt practice on Thursday in Atlanta, meaning there was no injury update and Howards status might not be known until shortly before the opening tip.Howard, who was walking without a noticeable limp after Wednesdays win, suffered a left quad contusion when kneed by Heat center Hassan Whiteside in the third quarter of the victory at Miami.There has been a positive response, positive progress, coach Mike Budenholzer said Wednesday.Mike Muscala scored 16 points while filling in for Howard against the Bucks and the bench, led by Tim Hardaway Jr., still made a major contribution despite the absence of veteran Sefolosha, who sat out with a mild knee sprain.Muskie continues to play really well, Budenholzer said. Its interesting for him to play (33) minutes. Its a good thing the game ended at 48 (minutes). He gave us all he had.The victory coupled with a Cleveland loss tied the Hawks for the best record in the Eastern Conference at 9-2 and gave them their best start to a season since they were 11-2 in 2009-10.The Hornets have the third best record in the East at 7-3 after overcoming a 12-point halftime deficit at Minnesota with a 36-17 third-quarter blitz after coach Steve Clifford gave the team a tongue-lashing at the break.It was perfect timing, and we needed it, Hornets guard Kemba Walker after the game. We just (werent) ourselves, and he got into us a little bit. It worked out for us, because we needed to pick our energy up.Walker, averaging 25.8 points, scored 30 against Minnesota and also had six assists, five rebounds and five steals.The Hawks won three of the four games against the Hornets last season, including two in the first week of the season by a combined five points. The lone win by the Hornets came at Charlotte in January when Walker hit 4 of 6 3-pointers en route to 23 points.The Hornets havent received the regular bench play to match the Hawks this season, but Frank Kaminsky had 20 points against Minnesota. The Hornets were hoping Jeremy Lamb might return against Atlanta after missing seven games with a strained hamstring but announced Thursday he will not play.The Hawks have shot 50 percent while winning by an average of 10 points during their streak, and had 29 assists on 35 baskets against the Bucks. Taking care of the basketball, though, remains an issue.The Hawks have had as many as 24 turnovers in a game and committed 16 against Milwaukee after 19 at Miami.Its a bad trend that you have to take note of, Budenholzer said. We play with a lot of freedom, with a lot of ball movement. So if thats what you embrace, there may some more margin for error. But I think weve taken that margin to an extreme and I think everybody wants to reduce it. If we can do that, it will help us significantly. Richard Dent Bears Jersey . -- If this was Aaron Gordons final home game at Arizona, and it almost certainly was, then he went out in style. Tarik Cohen Womens Jersey . Aside from the trilogy main event title fight, there are a number of intriguing matchups in the heavyweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions. http://www.bearsrookiestore.com/Bears-R ... ey-Jersey/ . Tracey comes to the Blue Bombers after spending over a decade with Queens University. Most recently he was the schools assistant football coach. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The last time the Tennessee Titans beat the Chargers in San Diego the franchise was located in another city and with a different nickname. During the stretch, the Titans have played home games in three different cities and are on their fifth coach.Yes, its been a very long time.The skid itself is just six games but dates back to Sept. 30, 1990, when Jack Pardee and the then-Houston Oilers got a victory. The Titans finally ended a nine-game skid overall to the Chargers the last time these teams met in 2013 , and now they head back to California on Sunday looking to end their other drought.Not that any of the current coaches and players put much stock into that history.Titans coach Mike Mularkey believes the only relevant statistic from his perspective is ending this skid.Id like to make another change, Mularkey said when asked about the losing streak.Mularkey is their fifth head coach since Pardees Oilers won 17-7 in San Diego. Pardee lost his next trip to San Diego, while Jeff Fisher -- now with the Los Angeles Rams -- lost all four of his visits including a wild-card playoff game in January 2008. Mike Munchaks squad was blown out 38-10 in 2012.Chargers coach Mike McCoy agrees with Mularkey -- the past has no impact on Sundays game.Every years different, McCoy said Wednesday. It doesnt matter if you play a team two weeks ago or this week, you have to go out and play your best week in and week out.The Titans hired a new general manager in January in Jon Robinson along with Mularkey, who took over Nov. 3 last season when Ken Whisenhunt was fired after a 1-6 start . Whisenhunt now is the Chargers offensive coordinator, while Robinson added 23 new players to the Tennessee roster going into this season.Linebacker Derrick Morgan this team is complletely separate from all those other teams. Jim McMahon Youth Jersey. Its a new team, new players, new coaches, Morgan said. Were trying to make our own identity.These Titans (4-4) have won three of their last four to top their win total from all of last season. One more win matches their victory total for the past two seasons combined, and they are one game back of division leader Houston in the AFC South.But they are visiting the Chargers (3-5) where they are 5-17-1 all-time and a quarterback in Phillip Rivers who has been their starter for the past 11 seasons. Defensive lineman Jurrell Casey blamed Rivers for dominating the Tennessee defense in the Titans last visit to San Diego.Mularkey is taking the Titans out to California on Friday, a day earlier than usual road games. Mularkey said he has traveled teams both on Friday and Saturday before a Sunday game to mixed success. This time, its just a change-up in the Titans routine. The Titans also will get the time change with clocks being set back an hour Sunday morning.As a native of Long Beach, California, Casey says he doesnt believe in changes in time zones having any effect on a team.You go out there, you get a days rest, you get up and you get to go play a game of football, Casey said. I dont really think the time zone or anything makes a difference.Game notes Titans RB DeMarco Murray (toe) was limited along with LB Aaron Wallace (shoulder). Mularkey said he doesnt think the toe will prevent Murray from playing Sunday. ... LG Quinton Spain (right knee) did not practice.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and http://twitter.com/AP-NFL---Follow Teresa M. Walker at www.twitter.com/teresamwalker ' ' '