Missing Joe Johnson is really hurting the Atlanta Hawks Friday night as they are trailing the Milwaukee Bucks 51-39 at the half. Josh Smith is doing his part for the Hawks as he is leading the team with 13 points, 12 rebounds and four assists; however, the rest of the team is struggling. As a team the Hawks are shooting 37 percent and that includes Smith who is 5-of-10 at the break.
Turnovers are also an issues for the Hawks as they have turned the ball over 16 times which has led to more scoring chances for the Bucks. Leading the way for the Bucks is Brandon Jennings who has 14 points and is 3-of-4 from three-point range, and Drew Gooden also has 14 points. Overall, the Bucks offense is doing much better than the Hawks and are shooting 47 percent from the field.
For the Hawks to come back they need to reverse their play from the second quarter where they only scored 12 points and were outscored 26-12.
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