3 Studs, 3 duds from Milwaukee Bucks' double overtime defeat to Los Angeles Lakers

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Dud - Khris Middleton

It was the first game since Khris Middleton returned where he has really struggled. Had his shooting been a bit better over his 38 minutes, the Bucks would have coasted to the victory. He finished with 12 points, six rebounds, seven assists and five fouls.

The problem for Middleton was he hit four of his 15 shots (26.7 percent) and was just two for seven from deep (28.6 percent). As I say, if he hit just one more three or a few of those mid-range shots, then the Bucks would never have allowed the comeback. It wasn't all on him. He spent a while out, and every player has a bad shooting night. It was a great rally by the Lakers, and the Bucks, you could say, threw the game away.

His health is the X-factor for the Bucks, and making sure he is at 100 percent for the postseason is key to the team's chances of winning another title. If anything it is good for him to get these sorts of shooting nights out of the way now and be at his best for the playoffs, which his previous three games he has played extremely well.

On the season, he is shooting 48.6 percent and 37.7 percent from long range, so it was a below-par performance by his standards, but I don't think it is something to worry about. Come the playoffs, we know what Middleton can bring.