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Hawks Vs. Celtics, Game 2 Score Update: Atlanta Leads 44-41 After Ugly First Half

Looking to take a 2-0 lead in the first round series, the Hawks lead the Boston Celtics 44-41 at halftime in Atlanta.

Jeff Teague leads Atlanta with 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting, including a monster dunk (see below). Josh Smith has 10 points and six rebounds for the Hawks, who shot just 41.9 percent from the floor (18-for-43).

Playing without the suspended Rajon Rondo, the Celtics are also having trouble on offense. Paul Pierce lead Boston with 16 points, but on 14 shot attempts. Avery Bradley has nine points. The Celtics are shooting 43.6 percent from the floor (17-for-39), including 0-for-7 from the free-throw line. Despite not really having a true point guard play many minutes, the Celtics only have five turnovers and have nine assists on 17 buckets.

For more on the Hawks-Celtics playoff series check out Peachtree Hoops andCelticsBlog. For more news and notes regarding the NBA Playoffs head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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