Andre Blatche netted nine points and John Wall added six to post the Wizards to a 29-18 lead through one quarter at the Verizon Center.
The Hawks are getting run all over in this one. They shot just 35-percent (7-for-20) in the first, while the Wizards connected on 52-percent (11-for-21) of their shots. Atlanta's turned the ball over seven times and is losing the battle of the glass by a 15-7 margin.
This one is just plain ugly early.
Former Wizards Kirk Hinrich and Hilton Armstrong were both scoreless in the first 12 minutes of the game.