D.J. Augustin came off the bench and posted his second double-double this season, scoring 20 points and registering 12 assists, to help the Chicago Bulls slip by the Charlotte Bobcats, 103-97. The Bulls put together a very efficient performance, turning it over on only 10 possessions while totaling 26 assists. Chicago (17-18) is now on a five-game winning streak.
Augustin finished 6-13 from the field (1-3 on 3-pointers) and 7-7 from the free throw line. Other key performers for Chicago were Joakim Noah with 19 points and 14 rebounds, Mike Dunleavy with 17 points and 6 rebounds, and Carlos Boozer with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Gerald Henderson had another big game for Charlotte in the loss, scoring 30 points on 10-16 shooting from the field and 9-9 from the free throw line. Al Jefferson chipped in 20 points and 11 rebounds.
After putting up a sparkling assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.60, the Bulls are 1-2 on the season when eclipsing 2.50 in this category. However, the Bobcats are winless (0-4) when allowing their opponents to achieve such a lofty ratio.
Charlotte (15-23) has now lost three consecutive games.
Coming up, the Bulls square off against the Washington Wizards, who are 16-19 on the season. The Bobcats match up against the New York Knicks, currently sitting at 14-22 this year. The Bobcats are 1-1 versus New York this season.