3 Studs, 1 dud from Bucks' magnificent Game 1 win over Pacers

Indiana Pacers v Milwaukee Bucks - Game One
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Stud - Bobby Portis

With Giannis Antetokounmpo out, Bobby Portis took his spot as the team's starting power forward in this matchup. His size and rebounding would be crucial against a team with players like Myles Turner and Pascal Siakam on Indiana's side, who could pose problems against a Giannis-less team. The big man came to play, giving the Milwaukee Bucks an immeasurable spark.

Offensively, it wasn't the easiest night for Portis, having scored 15 points on 15 shot attempts, but he made every bucket count. Portis showed off his scoring versatility with his patented mid-range shots, a thunderous dunk and even an eye-catching layup after catching a rare lob pass from Middleton. Yet, he wasn't just a scorer, having chipped in 11 rebounds for a Game 1 double-double.

The one nitpick from Portis' performance would be his six fouls, which caused him to exit the game early. In a playoff game, those can be costly, especially in one where the Bucks are relying so heavily on Portis in Antetokounmpo's absence. He was a +23 in this one, trailing only Middleton, showing just how much Milwaukee benefitted when he was on the court.

With Giannis Antetokounmpo's status uncertain, the Milwaukee Bucks need Bobby Portis to keep his foot on the gas with this type of play, minus the fouls.