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Cavaliers Vs. Hawks Score Update: Cleveland Gives Up 60-Plus In First Half Again, Trails Atlanta By 19

After giving up 63 points in the first half last night to the Chicago Bulls (and then losing by 39 points), the Cavaliers have not done a good job bouncing back tonight in Atlanta. The Hawks lead at the break 61-42 behind 58-percent shooting.

The Hawks exploded for 34 points in the second quarter (the same amount of points the Cavs gave up to the Bulls in the first quarter last night) and they have a 19 point lead at the half.

Joe Johnson leads both teams with 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting. Rookie Kyrie Irving has 13 points for the Cavs on 6-for-7 shooting.

The Hawks have taken 14 more shots thanks to 11 Cleveland turnovers.

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