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Boston,  MA (SportsNetwork.com) - D.J. Augustin scored a career-high 33 points 
off  the bench and  the Chicago Bulls held off the Boston Celtics, 107-102, on 
Sunday night. 

"I  have always thought  of myself as a pretty good basketball player. I think 
everyone  on this  level is  pretty  good or  they  wouldn't be  in the  NBA," 
Augustin said. 

Augustin  finished 10-of-14 from  the floor and sunk all 10 of his foul shots, 
while  Joakim  Noah tallied 13  points, 13 assists  and eight rebounds for the 
Bulls, who have won three of their last four games. 

Jimmy Butler netted 15 points and Carlos Boozer added 14 points and six boards 
in the victory. 

Rajon  Rondo supplied 17 points and 11 assists and Jared Sullinger provided 16 
points and 10 rebounds for Boston, which has dropped four in a row and nine of 
its last 10. 

"We're just not closing the games the right way," Rondo said. 

Taj Gibson's dunk with 3:43 left staked Chicago to a 95-90 advantage, but Jeff 
Green knocked down a pair of triples as part of a 6-1 Celtics spurt to tie the 
game at 96-96 with 2:13 on the clock. 

Augustin then put in the next seven points for the Bulls to seal the outcome. 

He  nailed a  pull-up left wing 3-pointer  to put Chicago back in front before 
hitting  four straight free throws following back-to-back Boston turnovers for 
a 103-96 margin with 30.4 ticks remaining. 

Earlier,  the Celtics  held a 26-25 lead  after a quarter of play, but Chicago 
outscored  them  26-24 in  the second and  headed into the  break with a 51-50 
edge. 

The Bulls took a 78-77 spread into the fourth. 

                                   Game Notes 

Chicago  shot 52.9  percent (37-of-70) from the floor and 50 percent (8-of-16) 
from beyond the arc ... Boston registered 20 points off 16 Bulls turnovers ... 
There were 19 ties and 16 lead changes. 

 
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