BOSTON – Derrick Rose was doing his part again on Sunday, getting some practice time in on the scout team as he recovers from season-ending knee surgery.
His replacement on the roster, D.J. Augustin? Well, he was doing his part as well – continuing to save the season for the Bulls.
Thanks to a career-high 33 points against the Celtics, Augustin helped hold off a pesky Boston team, scoring 15 fourth-quarter points to lead the Bulls to the 107-102 win at the TD Garden.
Not that it was easy.
With the game tied, Augustin hit a huge three-pointer with 1:19 left in the game to put the Bulls up 99-96. He then did rest of his damage from the free throw line, hitting six-straight free throws down the stretch to ice the game.
The win helped the Bulls improve to 40-32, and kept them sitting in the No. 4 seed in the Eastern Conference.