Hawks Vs. Wizards: Nene Scores 14 Points As Wizards Lead 52-41 At Halftime

Nene has continued his strong play as a member of the Washington Wizards in the first half Saturday night, as his 14 points have led the Wizards to a 52-41 lead over the Atlanta Hawks at the Verizon Center.

Nene also recorded eight rebounds to go with his 14 points, which came on 6-for-9 shooting from the floor as the Wizards outscored Atlanta 29-18 in the second quarter to build their 11-point advantage.

Jordan Crawford is the only other Wizard in double figures, with 11 points on 5-for-8 shooting. Josh Smith is leading the way for the Hawks with 14 points, while Marvin Williams is Atlanta's next-leading scorer with nine points.

In addition to shooting 23-for-45 from the floor in the first half (51.1 percent), the Wizards have dominated the offensive glass, outrebounding the Hawks 9-3 on that end.

For more on this game Hawks fans should check out Peachtree Hoops and Wizards fans should stop by Bullets Forever. For more news and analysis from around the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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