ATLANTA -- Dwight Howard is expected to return to the Atlanta lineup against the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday, but the Hawks showed at Oklahoma City that they can win without their new center.Forward Paul Millsap took Howards position in the middle as the Hawks went small on Monday, and he provided 30 points and 11 rebounds in the 110-108 victory over the Thunder.I just tried to frustrate the guys as much as possible, said the 6-foot-8 Millsap, who played center in high school and college. I had some help down there rebounding. It wasnt all me. I had a lot of help.The victory was the second in three games for the up-and-down Hawks (14-14) and they can get back over .500 with a home victory against the Timberwolves.Howard said after missing the Thunder game because of back tightness that he expected to play against Minnesota (8-19).Its nowhere near anything long term, he said. In the Toronto game (Friday), its been bothering me since then. It started flaring up after the last game (Saturday). Instead of allowing it to keep going and playing through it, rest it and I should be ready to go Wednesday.In addition to Millsap, the Hawks got a big game from point guard Dennis Schroder against the Thunder.Schroder, adjusting to the starting role after Jeff Teague was traded in the offseason, had 31 points and eight assists at Oklahoma City. It was his second 31-point outing in the past 10 games and he also had a 33-point effort.Schroder struggled with turnovers and decision-making during the Hawks seven-game losing streak, but has responded after some tough love from coach Mike Budenholzer.I just tried to do everything I can to win games, Schroder said. He got on me. He said do this, do that, do this. I just try to compete out there.The victory at Oklahoma City snapped a six-game losing streak by the Hawks against Western Conference team and they face another in the Timberwolves.Minnesota won both games against the Hawks last season, including a 117-107 victory at Atlanta in which Andrew Wiggins scored 33 points.Karl-Anthony Towns had 28 points, Wiggins scored 26 and Zach LaVine contributed 23 points as the Timberwolves defeated Phoenix 115-108 in Minnesota on Monday.The Timberwolves are the only team in the NBA with three players averaging at least 20 points -- Towns (22.3), Wiggins (22.0) and LaVine (20.8). That hasnt translated to anything close to a winning record, though, in Tom Thibodeaus first year as coach.Its all about improvement, Thibodeau said Each and every day, do the right things. The big thing for me is, Im disappointed in losing, but Im not disappointed in our team. I see the way theyre working. I see the improvement. 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Perth Glory conceded a bizarre own goal as Central Coast fought back from 3-0 down to secure a 3-3 draw in Saturday nights A-League clash at nib Stadium.A first-half brace to Adam Taggart and a 35th-minute penalty to Diego Castro put Perth on track for a crushing win.But the Mariners fought back with a vengeance in the second half.Roy ODonovan pulled one back in the 56th minute.And the Mariners were gifted a second goal in the 83rd minute when a goal-line clearance from Glory defender Marc Warren crashed straight into his own goalkeeper and into the back of the net.The comeback was complete in the 85th minute when ODonovan converted from the spot after being blocked by Rhys Williams as they ran into the box.Perth were left to rue a series of missed chances in the second half.Striker Andy Keogh had three one-on-ones saved by Mariners goalkeeper Ivan Necevski, while a host of other promising forays forward also went unrewardedGlory entered the season as one of the title favourites following a promising recruiting campaign that netted them former golden boot winner Taggart, Socceroo Williams, and new skipper Rostyn Griffiths.In contrast, Mariners coach Paul Okon only had five weeks to prepare his squad after replacing the sacked Tony Walmsley on August 29.Central Coast collected the wooden spoon last season in a campaign that yielded just three wins and saw them concede 70 goals.The additions of former Sydney FC trio Jacques Faty, Mickael Tavares, and Necevski was meant to provide the Mariners with some steel and experience.Instead, the defensive holes of last season were clear to see as the Mariners conceded three goals inside 35 minutes.dddddddddddd.Taggart was in the thick of the action throughout the early onslaught.A perfectly-weighted Castro cross allowed Taggart to head home the opener in the third minute.And Taggart had his double after tapping home Warrens cross from the left.Faty looked shaky in the first half, and he cost his team a penalty when he collided heavily with Glory winger Chris Harold in the box.Castro converted the penalty to send the 9501 crowd into raptures.But from there the Mariners pulled a rabbit out of the hat, ensuring Glorys 20th season anniversary celebrations ended on a muted note.I dont think many people saw that coming in the second half, Glory coach Kenny Lowe said. 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