Milwaukee Bucks vs. Chicago Bulls: Five Takeaways from Games 1-5

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Apr 18, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose (1) is defended by Milwaukee Bucks forward Jared Dudley (9) during the second quarter in game one of the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

4. Bucks Safety Jared Dudley Has Been Fantastic

Similarly to what we saw before the All-Star Break, Jared Dudley has returned to his old ways of being a safety for this defense by sneaking into passing lanes for steals and bailing teammates out on an inexperienced team that desperately needs it. If you’re unsure exactly how this looks like on the court, here’s a visual aid.

In other words, it’s fun to watch as a Bucks fan. Unsurprisingly, safety Jared Dudley is leading the team with an outstanding 88.5 Defensive Rating and 3.9 steals per 36 minutes.

Even if he’s not shooting the lights out, Dudley instincts and high basketball IQ as a safety has proven to be an extremely valuable factor for the Bucks in this series.

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