2 Studs, 4 gigantic duds from Bucks' brutal Game 2 loss to Pacers

Indiana Pacers v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Two
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Dud - Malik Beasley

Malik Beasley went from being a key Milwaukee Bucks starter all year to basically being unplayable against a team like the Pacers. The guard, known as a 3-point specialist, played just 10 minutes and missed his only 3-point attempt - it wasn't even remotely close. He also had two turnovers and was oftentimes a target for the Pacers on the defensive end. Frankly, it was tough to watch.

Unless he's shooting the ball insanely well, it's going to be difficult for Beasley to see the floor for the remainder of this series, healthy Bucks or not. If Beasley could at least provide some resistance when playing defense or sink a few triples, he could make a big impact on this series, but it just simply was not there in this one.

Dud - Jae Crowder

Jae Crowder didn't play significant minutes in Game 2, logging just under 15 minutes, but he still had a handful of chances to make an impact. Unfortunately, he couldn't capitalize. The biggest example of this was two 3-point attempts the forward fired off. They both would have been momentum-shifting makes for the Milwaukee Bucks, but he failed to knock down either. Both were tough breaks.

Still, the Bucks needed him defensively, and he didn't quite deliver there either. Again, the Pacers were just too athletic and quick for Milwaukee's veterans. With Giannis out, the Bucks need someone with a good bit of size to guard Indiana's Pascal Siakam, and Crowder should be the best-equipped forward for the job. Yet, he just hasn't shown that he's up to the task.