The Toronto Raptors have dropped two straight and will try to get back on track Wednesday night when they visit the Smoothie King Center to take on the New Orleans Pelicans. Adidas España Outlet . The Raptors fell at home to the Phoenix Suns and lost on the road to the Atlanta Hawks during this mini swoon. Torontos lead in the Atlantic Division is just 2 1/2 games over the Brooklyn Nets and the Raptors advantage over the Chicago Bulls for the third seed in the Eastern Conference is down to a half- game. On Tuesday, the Raptors fell in overtime to the Hawks at Philips Arena, 118-113. DeMar DeRozan paced Toronto with 29 points to go along with 10 rebounds and Kyle Lowry contributed 20 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in the loss, their second straight on the road. Jonas Valanciunas, who will miss Wednesdays contest with a back injury, scored 16 points, while Amir Johnson and Terrence Ross each chipped in with 11 points for Toronto. Toronto had the ball with under 20 ticks to play in the extra session and trailed by two when Johnson turned the ball over after an offensive foul. Atlanta sealed it at the free throw line to continue its late season surge to maintain its playoff position. "(In the overtime) we got stops but you got to able to score," said Toronto coach Dwane Casey. "I thought DeMar (DeRozan) did a good job of playing out of the double-team they were committed to, had some open looks, but again, you got to knock those down, you got to make those plays and we had trouble doing that." The Pelicans halted a two-game slide last time out, a 121-120 overtime victory Sunday night over the Boston Celtics. That pushed New Orleans to 3-2 on this six-game homestand, which comes to an end Wednesday night. Anthony Davis posted 40 points and 21 rebounds to carry the Pelicans. Davis surpassed his career-highs in points and rebounds while also becoming the first player in Pelican history to record a 40-point/20-rebound game. "Im just trying to stay locked in. Every game, coach talks about being great. Anthony Morrow tells me, Be great every game. I just go out there and do the things for us to win. As long as we get the win, thats all that matters to me," said Davis. Tyreke Evans scored 26 and Eric Gordon added 19 points and eight assists for the Pelicans. Evans scored five of his 26 in the extra session to help New Orleans to victory. The Pelicans visit the Hawks on Friday, then play four in a row in the Big Easy. The Raptors have won five straight against the Pelicans, including this seasons only matchup, a seven-point win at the Air Canada Centre on Feb. 10. Toronto is 5-2 in its last seven meetings as the visitor in this series. Adidas Baratas España . Ive said it before, Ive worked with top pros and I could have made my own program. Zapatillas Adidas Baratas Outlet España . - Olympic champion Marielle Thompson accomplished her mission of defending her skicross World Cup title at Nakiska Ski Area on Saturday. http://www.zapatillasadidasbaratas.es/ .com) - Joique Bells touchdown run in the fourth quarter gave the Detroit Lions a 20-14 victory over the Chicago Bears on Sunday.Toronto Maple Leafs Joffrey Lupul shot pucks at practice and could be nearing a return to the lineup. - Jonas Siegel, TSN James Reimer took a shot in the nether regions during practice, but appeared to be fine. - Jonas Siegel, TSN Head coach Randy Carlyle said his players requested an optional skate for Thursday. - Jonas Siegel, TSN Place forward Petri Kontiola on waivers, Matt Frattin clears and was sent down to the AHLs Toronto Marlies. Boston Bruins Dougie Hamilton back at practice after missing Wednesdays practice with the flu - Team Twitter Calgary Flames Centre Matt Stajan took the morning skate at the Saddledome. - Wes Gilbertson, Calgary Sun Michael Ferland (concussion) will return to the Flames lineup tonight. - Jermain Franklin, TSN Carolina Hurricanes Claim winger Andrej Nestrasil off waivers from Red Wings. He has two assists over 13 games this season. - Bob McKenzie, TSN Chicago Blackhawks Patrick Sharp (right knee) close to skating and could join the team on upcoming road trip, but is doubtful to play. - Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune Andrew Shaw (upper-body) will not play tonight against the Flames. - Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune Assign goalie Mac Carruth from ECHL to AHL. - Chris Kuc, Chicago Tribune Trevor van Riemsdyk undergoes successful surgery. - Team Website Dallas Stars Jyrki Jokipakka is expected to be in the linneup tonight against the Coyotes on defence. Zapatillas Adidas Outlet España. Jordie Benn is believed to be a healthy scratch. - Team Website New York Rangers Forward Lee Stempniak returned to practice after missing Wednesday nights game with a sore back and could be available to play against the Sabres. - Team Twitter Henrik Lundqvist is expected to get the start against the Buffalo Sabres Friday night. - Team Twitter Ottawa Senators Forward Curtis Lazar made a brief appearance at the end of practice.- Brent Wallace, TSN Detroit Red Wings Pavel Datsyuk (groin) will not play tonight against the Winnipeg Jets, but could be ready for Toronto on Saturday. - Darrin Bauming, TSN Send Stephen Weiss down to AHL for conditioning assingment. - Team Twitter Defenceman Brendan Smith placed on IR with hand infection and will be out for 10 days. Xavier Ouellet recalled from AHL and will make season debut against Jets. - Helene St. James, Detroit Free Press Montreal Canadiens Defenceman Mike Weaver will be a gametime decision with an upper-body injury suffered against the Red Wings on Sunday. - TSN, John Lu Tampa Bay Lightning Head coach Jon Cooper says Brett Connolly will be in the lineup tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. - Bryan Burns, Lightning Washington Capitals Braden Holtby will get the start in net against tonight the Avalanche. - Team Twitter ' ' '