The Atlanta Hawks hold a 46-42 lead over the defending NBA Champs at halftime thanks to a solid performance from its bench in the first half. Atlanta's bench scored 21 of the team's 46 points in the first half.
Anthony Morrow has played sparingly this season but sparked the team in the first half scoring 12 points on 5-9 shooting. Josh Smith and nine points and four rebounds while Al Horford and Kyle Korver added six points each. Jeff Teague has four points and a game-high six assists at the break.
Both teams got a scare late in the half when Josh Smith and LeBron James banged knees. Both players headed to the locker room with under a minute to go and there is no word yet on the severity of the injury for either player.