I agree that Bev played about as well as one can against CP3. While it is easy to blame McHale for not taking him out once it was apparent the refs were going to nip their aggressive play in the bud, it is also on Beverley to not let Paul get in his head--it was a savvy, veteran move on Paul's part.
The thing I liked is that Beverley was fearless and was able to get Paul to kick it into that higher gear (which he normally doesn't need to use). I think that says a lot about Beverley's ability and future potential as he learns how to control himself a little better.
As for Lin, he was mostly a non-factor aside from the turnovers--some of them were pretty bad. With his quick first step I'd like to see him develop some change of pace skills (like Brandon Roy and Derrick Rose). Using your opponents own movements against them makes things so much easier.