The Atlanta Hawks got defensive in the first half taking a 47-39 lead into halftime in their matchup with the Philadelphia 76ers. Philly came into tonight's game as the No. 3 scoring unit in the NBA but only scored 39 points in the half and shot just 34 percent from the field.
Jeff Teague led the defensive effort with five steals to go along with nine points and four assists. Josh Smith added eight points and four boards while Tracy McGrady led a good bench effort with eight points. Atlanta will need Joe Johnson to get going in the second after going 1-4 for two points in the first half.
Jrue Holiday led the Sixers with 10 points while Thaddeus Young scored eight off the bench. Elton Brand had six points and four rebounds in the first half. Atlanta native Lou Williams had a tough half scoring four points on just 1-7 shooting.