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Cavaliers Vs. Hawks Score: Atlanta Takes 54-53 Lead Into Halftime

A furious second quarter rally and some solid play from Josh Smith has the Atlanta Hawks on top of the Cleveland Cavaliers 54-53 at halftime. The Hawks fell behind by as many as 16 points in the first quarter before going on a furious run to take the lead at the half.

Josh Smith scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds to lead the Hawks at the half. Zaza Pachulia added 10 points and four rebounds while Jeff Teague has eight points and three assists. Veteran Jerry Stackhouse came off the bench to score eight points and help ignite the Hawks second quarter rally. Joe Johnson has seven points but was just 1-6 from the field in the half.

Antawn Jamison scored 15 points to lead the Cavaliers who hit 51 percent in the first half. Kyrie Irving added eight points and seven assists while Manny Harris pitched in seven points off the bench.

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