5 Studs, 1 dud from Milwaukee Bucks' resilient Game 5 win over Pacers

Indiana Pacers v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Five
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Stud - Malik Beasley

It's been an incredibly turbulent series for Malik Beasley, going from basically being out of the mix for the team to reclaiming his starting role. Many were wondering if he would back up some head-turning comments he made about the Pacers previously, and while he still has a ways to go, he certainly did his part on Tuesday.

The guard had 18 points, sinking four triples in the process. While the scoring and shooting were both welcoming, Beasley's defense was perhaps his most eye-catching contribution of the night, having finished with three steals due to some very active play. This type of production from him on both ends could swing this series in Milwaukee's favor, so he must keep it up.

Dud - Brook Lopez's three attempts from 3-point range

To be fair, there are not too many duds to pick out from this contest. While Brook Lopez had a quality game overall, having finished with 12 points, three rebounds and two blocks, he had a handful of odd shot attempts in Game 5 that he would have been better off avoiding, including all three of his looks from the perimeter, none of which went through the net.

Lopez has established himself as a solid outside shooter, but there are times when he needs to get in the paint and go to work. When he did, it oftentimes resulted in a dunk down low. With no Giannis, this is something he needs to rely on more often rather than constantly camping out on the perimeter to settle for a 3-point look. His biggest strengths have always been close to the basket.