Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was to sit out the Christmas Day game against the Brooklyn Nets because of a sore Achilles tendon, but guard Kurt Hinrich and forward Jimmy Butler were returning from injuries.
DJ Augustin stepped in to fill a void a point guard while Hinrich was out. Augustin had a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists in the Bulls' 100-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night.
"DJ has been terrific," Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau said.
The Bulls were riding a two-game winning streak.