The Cougar NBA tracker: Jimmer Fredette, game 61

D.J. Augustin and Taj Gibson combined for 48 points off the bench as the Bulls overcame a slow start to outlast the Detroit Pistons 105-94 on Wednesday night.

Augustin registered 26 points and six assists while Gibson finished with 22 points on 11-of-16 shooting as well as five rebounds. Chicago also got impressive outing from Jimmy Butler and Joakim Noah in the win.  Butler put up 18 points to go along with 12 rebounds, four assists and three steals while Noah tallied another triple-double with 10 points, 11 rebounds, 11 assists and a pair of blocked shots.

Greg Monroe led the way for the Pistons with 27 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals.  Josh Smith chipped in with 15 points, nine rebounds, five assists, two steals and six blocks.  Detroit also got double figure scoring from Kyle Singler and Andre Drummond who finished 16 and 15 points respectively.

Jimmer Fredette did not play for the first time as a member of the Bulls as they went with a three guard rotation.

Chicago is back in action on Friday night as the Memphis Grizzlies come to town.

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