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Hawks vs Mavericks: Halftime Report - Atlanta 55, Dallas 53

The Atlanta Hawks lead the Dallas Mavericks 55-53 at halftime.

Jeff Teague is the high scorer for Atlanta with 13 points, while Paul Millsap has 12.

Monta Ellis leads Dallas with 15 points, Dirk Nowitzki has 13 and Vince Carter chipped in with 11.

Horford scored the first basket of the game, but the Mavs jumped out to an early 7-2 advantage and controlled that five-point lead throughout the first quarter as the period ended with Atlanta trailing 33-28.

The Hawks fought back and tied the game 47-47 with a 3-point make from Cartier Martin at the 4:43 mark in the second quarter. Millsap later sank a bucket with 11 seconds remaining in the period to give Atlanta a 55-53 lead going into halftime.

The Hawks are shooting 93.3 percent (14-of-15) from the foul line.

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