Grade the Game: 2 Duds, 1 stud from Indiana Pacers brutal loss to Milwaukee Bucks

The Indiana Pacers were taken down by the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night, so let's take a look at two duds and one stud from the game.
Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Myles Turner, Bruce Brown, Obi Toppin
Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Myles Turner, Bruce Brown, Obi Toppin / Stacy Revere/GettyImages
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Stud - Bruce Brown

Despite the brutal loss, Bruce Brown may have had the most complete game of anyone on the Indiana Pacers, as this was exactly the type of performance the team had in mind when they signed him this past summer.

Brown was a positive on both ends of the court, contributing with his playmaking on offense while also giving the Pacers some much-needed help defensively.

His basketball IQ on both ends of the court is one of his best skills, and against the Milwaukee Bucks, his high-level knowledge of the game also translated to the box score.

Brown finished the night with nine points, eight rebounds (three offensive rebounds), nine assists, and two steals while shooting 4-of-10 from the field and 0-of-3 from distance.

While he may not have shot the ball particularly well, Brown’s contributions went far beyond the scoring column, as he led the team in assists against Milwaukee and was second on the Pacers in rebounds.

Plus, Brown was one of the few players on the Pacers who found some success when guarding Giannis Antetokounmpo, who looked like an unstoppable force for the majority of the contest.

Brown was the only player in the Pacers’ regular who recorded a positive +/- (+2) in this game, and that’s emblematic of how impactful he was on both sides of the ball.

Grade: B+