4 Studs, 2 Duds from the Milwaukee Bucks' emphatic win over the Oklahoma City Thunder

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Stud - Bobby Portis

Bobby Portis has been a revelation since the All-Star break and has really changed the perception of himself in the Bucks fanbase. I was one who was open to the idea of moving him at the trade deadline to help the bench, but he is proving us all wrong and showing how valuable he is to the team.

Again, he was electric off the bench. The relationship between him and the Fiserv Forum faithful is back to it's best. The chants of his name show how loved he is, and he returns that love with the grit he provides off the bench Sunday night, he scored 15 points on 53.8 percent shooting to go with six rebounds, two assists and three steals.

On the season, he is averaging 13.7 points, 7.2 rebounds, and an assist on .502/.390/.784 shooting splits. In the 15 games since All-Star weekend, he is averaging 16.3 points and 8.3 rebounds on even better splits of .525/.409/.760, and that is with Middleton's return, too. The partnership he and Beverley have off the bench has to be one of the most energetic of any bench in the league. When they enter the game, you know they'll get down low, hustle, talk trash, and back up their teammates as they get the crowd involved and make a cauldron of noise.

Alongside Middleton, I would argue Portis could be the X-factor as the sixth man of the team, so he needs to keep providing that punch off the bench. If he puts up 10 points and five rebounds a game and with hustle in the playoffs, he has done his job and given the Bucks the best chance at winning.