D.J. Augustin Continues to Spark Chicago Bulls’ Offense

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If you’re a Chicago Bulls fan, then there probably haven’t been many things to be excited this season.

Derrick Rose got injured early in the season, the team as a whole has struggled mightily and Luol Deng was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers, so there are a bunch of second-string players on the court in a season where the Bulls were originally expected to compete for the Eastern Conference crown with the likes of the Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat.

The results haven’t gone Chicago’s way this season, but since the start of the New Year, things have changed for the team, posting an 10-3 record in January and are slowly moving toward the upper spots of the conference. The Bulls took another step toward respectability this season as they beat the Charlotte Bobcats, getting a hard-fought 89-87 win on the road and the offensive spark was given – once again – by D.J. Augustin.

The point guard – who signed with the team during the regular season – ended the game against the Bobcats with 28 points and 15 of those were scored in the final quarter where the Bulls finished closing out the game. Augustin looked like Chicago’s biggest threat on the attack and also did a good job distributing the ball despite the fact that he only dished three assists.

With the win the Bulls moved back to .500 and now they are in the midst of a playoff race in a very weak Eastern Conference so far. Luckily for them, it seems like they are improving with each game and they should be a tough team to beat for any other squad down the stretch.

Juan Pablo Aravena is a sports writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter @jparavenarant or add him to your network on Google.

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