D.J. Augustin was listed as a reserve, but lit up the scoreboard with starter’s numbers, posting a game-high 23 points off the bench to lift the Bulls to a 105-92 win over the Hawks.

Augustin’s stellar night included an eight-for-15 shooting display while connecting on four-of-eight from behind the arc. He also flooded the box score with five assists and two steals.

“I went out there and played hard. I’m feeling comfortable and confident going into the end of the season and the playoffs,” said Augustin. “When I get in the game, I try to let the game come to me, but at the same time, I try to attack too. My teammates do a great job of trying to find me and help me out.”

Atlanta went toe-to-toe with the Bulls early on, draining an array of long-distance shots to maintain a 31-31 score at the end of the first quarter. However, the second quarter was a different story as the Bulls closed the gap on Atlanta’s open space around the perimeter. Once that option wasn’t available, the missed shots turned into long rebounds and easy fast-break baskets on the other end of the floor for Chicago. The Bulls closed out the first half on a 12-3 run to go up 57-49 at the break and never looked back en route to securing the victory.