Jeff Teague got Atlanta off to a great start scoring all 11 of his points in the first quarter. Teague hit 5-9 shots and also handed out three assists in the game. Josh Smith was also solid scoring eight points and grabbing eight rebounds in the first half. Vladimir Radmanovic and Zaza Pachulia each finished the half with six points. Joe Johnson had a tough shooting half going 2-9 with just four points.
Milwaukee came roaring back behind the solid play of Mike Dunleavy who scored a team-high nine points off the bench in the first half. Luc Richard Mbah a Moute added eight points and Andrew Bogut six for the Bucks. Brandon Jennings scored four points and also handed out six assists in the first 24 minutes.