The Atlanta Hawks lead the visiting Indiana Pacers 55-48 at halftime.
John Jenkins put his lethal shooting stroke on display with five quick points in his first three minutes of action, swishing home shots from both inside and behind the arc. He added a 3-pointer in the second period to finish with eight points for the half, matching his career-high.
Lou Williams played all 12 minutes in Q1 and had nine points on three-of-four shooting to go with a jaw-dropping eight assists (Hawks had 12 as a team). Williams slowed down in the second and has nine points and nine dishes at the break. Al Horford had 10 first-quarter points on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting. He has 14 points, three rebounds and three assists at halftime on seven-of-eight shooting. Zaza Pachulia has a blue collar eight points and seven boards in 16 minutes of play.
Paul George played all 12 minutes for Indiana and had 10 points. He was held scoreless in the second period. David West leads the Pacers with 11 points at the half.
Hawks shot 66.7% in first period and currently post a 61% overall shooting percentage after two quarters of play. As a team, they’re shooting 5-of-9 (55.6%) from behind the perimeter.