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Heat Vs. Hawks Score: Atlanta takes 46-42 lead into halftime

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.

LeBron James leads the Heat at halftime with 13 points. Chris Bosh added 12 while Ray Allen chipped in 11 off the bench.

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.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.