The Atlanta Hawks have a 57-51 halftime lead over the Charlotte Bobcats thanks to big first halves from both Al Horford and Jeff Teague. Twice Atlanta built a double figure lead only to see Charlotte answer back and cut into the deficit. The Hawks are shooting a blistering 57 percent from the field but eight turnovers and a 13-3 advantage from the free throw line are keeping the Bobcats close.
Horford scored 14 of his 16 in the first quarter and also leads Atlanta with six rebounds and two blocked shots. Jeff Teague hit 4-6 from the field in the first half including 3-3 from deep to finish with 11 points and seven assists. Kyle Korver added seven points while Devin Harris and Josh Smith have six each.
Ramon Sessions leads the Bobcats with 10 points off the bench while rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist added nine points and four rebounds. Kemba Walker also scored nine points and dished out a team high four assists.