The Atlanta Hawks jumped out to an early lead and have maintained it throughout the first half carrying a 58-43 advantage into halftime against the Dallas Mavericks. Larry Drew ran out his sixth consecutive different starting lineup to begin the game and thus far the team hasn't disappointed.
Mike Scott leads all Atlanta scorers with nine points while Josh Smith and Devin Harris finished with eight points each. Smith has seven rebounds to lead the team while Lou Williams came off the bench to score seven points and hand out six assists. Atlanta hit on 49 percent of its field goal attempts in the half.
Brandan Wright leads the Mavericks with nine points while O.J. Mayo added eight. Vince Carter chipped in six points off the bench for the Mavericks. Elton Brand leads the team with five rebounds but missed all four of his field goal attempts in the first half and has just one point. Dallas shot just 36 percent in the first half and committed 12 turnovers.
This story was originally published at SB Nation Atlanta.