2 Studs, 1 dud from Indiana Pacers second-straight win over Milwaukee Bucks

The Indiana Pacers took down the Milwaukee Bucks for the second straight game on Wednesday night, so let's take a look at two studs and one dud from the contest.

Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Tyrese Haliburton, Bruce Brown, Obi Toppin
Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks, Tyrese Haliburton, Bruce Brown, Obi Toppin / Andy Lyons/GettyImages
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Dud - Bruce Brown

This was another game where it didn’t feel like there were any real duds. Almost everyone on the team was efficient, and it felt like a nice, well-rounded game against an elite opponent.

TJ McConnell shot just 2-of-6 from the field, but he’s not a scorer. Obi Toppin finished the game with a +/- of -6, but his first half was a huge boost for the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night.

However, we’ll roll with Bruce Brown in this spot, specifically because of how some of the possessions were going down the stretch of the game when the Milwaukee Bucks were trying to mount a comeback.

Brown had the ball in his hands a few too many times, and he just wasn’t able to make the same plays and decisions that Tyrese Haliburton is (obviously because Haliburton is an All-Star).

Despite all of his flaws, Brown finished the game with 15 points, five rebounds, and two assists while shooting 5-of-7 from the floor and 0-of-1 from deep. That said, he also turned the ball over four times.

This is a very nitpicky reason for Brown to be placed as the dud of the game, but since the Pacers played pretty well across the board, he gets thrown into this spot.