DALLAS -- The good news for the struggling Dallas Mavericks is they are 22-3 at home all-time against the New Orleans Pelicans. The bad news is the Pelicans are finally playing better basketball and All-Star power forward Anthony Davis is playing at an MVP-level.If the Mavericks (2-13) are going to snap an eight-game losing skid, theyre going to have to find a way to slow down the 6-foot-11 Davis, who is averaging 33.0 points, 10.2 rebounds and 3.2 blocks in leading the Pelicans (6-11) to a 4-1 record in their last five games.Dallas is in a skid the franchise hasnt seen since 1999 when Dirk Nowitzki was a wide-eyed rookie. Theyre coming off consecutive demoralizing losses to the Los Angeles Clippers, who led by 31 points in the third quarter, and to Cleveland Cavaliers, who were up by 40. Dallas was outscored by 57 points combined in the first halves of those two games.While the Mavericks have been bit hard by the injury bug to key veterans, the mounting losses are becoming tough to stomach.Its embarrassing, man, Dallas point guard Deron Williams said. Weve had some embarrassing losses. Were pissed off. But weve got to get pissed off and do something about it.At least the Mavs are getting healthier. Nowitzki is finally back after missing eight games with soreness in his Achilles tendon. Williams returned in Fridays loss at Cleveland after missing all but 10 minutes of the previous eight games. He logged 15 minutes against the Cavaliers and had four points and five assists.Were getting healthier gradually, Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle told reporters following Fridays 128-90 loss at Cleveland. But we have too many things we have to fix. And weve got to fix them in a short period of time.The Pelicans had their four-game winning streak snapped Friday at Portland, but they come to Dallas still riding the momentum of a string of strong play for the first time since opening the season with seven consecutive losses.The spark came from the return of guard Jrue Holiday, who had left the team to care for his wife, Lauren Holiday, a former U.S. national soccer team member, following the birth of their child and surgery to remove a tumor in her brain. Holiday has averaged 16.2 points and 6.6 assists in five games, while also giving New Orleans such needed floor leadership.During the last five games, the Pelicans offense has come alive, ranking seventh in the league in offensive rating 110.3), while also getting the job done on the defensive end, ranking sixth in defensive rating (99.0).Any time you win or any time you have a winning streak, youre kind of in a groove and youre feeling good as a team, Holiday said, according to ESPN.com. It always feels great. Obviously, with where we are in the standings, in the Western Conference, it feels good just be included back in it. Disocunt Basketball Jerseys . The Brazilian goalkeeper signed a loan deal with the Major League Soccer club on Friday as he looks to get playing time ahead of this summers World Cup in his home country. NBA T-shirts From China . Vokoun departed practice on Saturday morning after discovering swelling in his thigh. 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A pair of double bogeys over the final three holes ruined an otherwise impressive return, and Woods shot 40 on the back nine at Albany Golf Club and had to settle for a 1-over 73.He was in 17th place in the 18-man field. Only Justin Rose had a higher score.Even so, Woods has reason to be encouraged. After taking off 15 months to recover from two back surgeries, he felt no pain or limitations. His misses were not big, just costly. And he was playing again.It could have been something really good, Woods said. I got off to a nice, solid start and made a few mistakes there. I didnt play the par 5s very well in the middle part of the round and consequently, got it going the wrong way. ... But all in all, I feel pretty good. Im looking forward to another three more days.He was nine shots behind J.B. Holmes, who opened with an 8-under 64 and had a one-shot lead over Hideki Matsuyama, with U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson at 66.Curiosity was greater than expectations for Woods, who was coming off the longest hiatus of his golfing life. Plagued by back problems since 2013 when he was No. 1 in the world, he finally shut it down after tying for 10th in the Wyndham Championship on Aug. 23, 2015, and then going through two back surgeries.He was in so much pain last year there were times he wondered he had played his last tournament.With high anticipation, he tugged his opening tee shot into the rough on the left edge of a bunker and gouged that out to 15 feet for par. Just like that, it all started to feel as though he had never been away.By the time I hit my tee shot on the second hole, I had already gotten into the flow of the round, Woods said. Thats something that for me, when Ive takeen layoffs and taken breaks, its how quickly can I find the feel of the round? To not play in 15, 16 months and get it on the second hole is nice.ddddddddddddHe also knew that with only a stiff tropical wind behind him on three of the par 5s, scores would be low.For a short time, Woods seemed up to the task. He hit a 5-iron from 231 yards just over the green and passed his first test, a 30-yard pitch-and-run and that checked slightly and rolled out to a few feet from the hole for a birdie . He faced a more difficult pitch up the slope on the next hole and hit a chunk-and-run to 3 feet.His confidence kept building -- the flop shot from 40 yards to 5 feet for birdie on the par-5 sixth, the wedge to 5 feet for birdie on the seventh, and a 6-iron he struck so well on the par-3 eighth that he was asking for perfection. One yard! One yard! he said as the ball was in the air, and then settled 2 feet away.At that point he was tied with Holmes.But he flubbed a pitch on the par-5 ninth and made bogey. Two holes later, he flared an iron from the sandy waste area into a bush and had to take a penalty shot, making another bogey on a par 5. Woods was still hanging around in the middle of the pack when he hit 7-iron to 12 feet on the par-5 15th and two-putted for birdie.And then it all fell apart.Froom the middle of the 16th fairway, he pulled his approach and dropped the club as it sailed into a bush. He had to play that backward to the fairway, pitched a wedge some 30 feet by and made double bogey. And then on the 18th, he pulled his driver and immediately slammed the club into the turf as he watched for the splash.His pitch hit the pin -- it was too strong, anyway -- and he missed from 20 feet for another bogey.Just made some really silly mistakes, mistakes I dont normally make, Woods said. But I havent played in a while. Unfortunately, I made those mistakes. I can clean that up. Weve got three more days. 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