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This young man is having the start of a fantastic rookie year. Check out what they're writing about #14

Augustin scored a career-high 29 points in a one-on-one matchup of point guards with No. 1 pick Derrick Rose, and the undermanned Charlotte Bobcats snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 110-101 overtime victory over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night.

Augustin forced overtime by hitting three free throws with 19 seconds left after Rose fouled him on a 3-point attempt, a call that the Bulls vehemently protested.

Augustin also helped shut down Rose, who had a rare off night in what’s been a remarkable rookie season.

Rose was held to six points on 3-of-16 shooting, with seven assists. He had a potential game-winning shot blocked by Emeka Okafor at the end of regulation and Okafor blocked him again just before Augustin’s free throws put Charlotte ahead 105-100.

“That’s why you love the NBA,” Rose said. “You’ve got another game tomorrow.”


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Augustin has been a pleasant surprise from our usually spotty drafting technique. I have a feeling that having Augustin is going to make the guys who still mourn the loss of CP3 or DW feel a little better about our franchise. We needed a home run pick like Augustin looks to be.

He's going to be a star in this league and I hope he continues to play at the level that would denote his future success.

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Love the kid, probably our best draft pick next to Okafor (don't shoot me). He's going to be a stud for a long time.

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