The Atlanta Hawks got a big first half from Josh Smith and lead the Charlotte Bobcats 61-44 at halftime. After taking a 27-25 lead at the end of the first quarter, Atlanta exploded in the second outscoring Charlotte 34-19 to take control.
Josh Smith continued is splendid play hitting eight of 11 shots for 18 points. Smith also has six rebounds and three assists. Jeff Teague added 13 points and three assists while Marvin Williams scored seven off the bench.
Kemba Walker was just about the lone bright spot for the Bobcats scoring 11 points off the bench in the first half. Gerald Henderson, Reggie Williams and Byron Mullens finished the half with eight points each.
Atlanta hit 60 percent of its shots in the first half as they had their way with the Charlotte defense. Jannero Pargo made his return to action after having an appendectomy a little over two weeks ago. Pargo played three minutes and handed out two assists in the first half.
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