Speaking of Pistons players joining exclusive company with their double-doubles, D.J. Augustin's 25 points and 13 assists (opposite 0 turnovers) on Tuesday night vs. the Miami Heat pushed him into the elite ranks of not just Pistons point guards but NBA point guards.
Take these two tweets from ESPN Stats and Info:
D.J. Augustin has gone for 25 pts and 10 assists in consecutive gms. The last two Pistons to do that were Jerry Stackhouse and Isiah Thomas.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 4, 2015
4 players have had 25 pts/10 assists in back-to-back games this season Stephen Curry Chris Paul James Harden D.J. Augustin— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) February 4, 2015
Unabashed HATERZ can't discredit the consecutive career games.
While NBA TV wrongfully labeled Augustin's 13 assists as a career high (he actually had 14 in 2010-2011 against the Pistons and 13 against the Pistons the next season), it was a career high with no turnovers.
Since taking over the starting point guard position when Jennings went down with a ruptured achilles, Augustin is averaging almost 22 points and 10 assists per game. He's also shooting 52 percent from the field, 46 percent from three and 93 percent from the line. Elite.
So how do you feel Augustin is doing filling in for Brandon Jennings? Can he keep it up?
Now your thoughts.