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About Matt Sparkington - RotoBaller

Avid basketball fan and have been playing fantasy sports since 1997. I am a huge Michigan Wolverines fan along with the Detroit Tigers. Upstate New Yorker

Matt Sparkington - RotoBaller has written 777 articles so far, you can find them below.


Russell Westbrook Has Another Great Game Monday Night

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook scored 30 points Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Westbrook did this shooting 10-for-22 from the field and also went 9-for-9 from the free throw line. Westbrook also had four rebounds, seven assists and three steals in his game Monday night. This was Westbrook's fifth straight game scoring... Read More

2 years ago

Paul George Comes Back With A Solid Outing

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Paul George came back Monday from a two-game hiatus with a sore calf and picked up right where he left off. George scored 20 points, going 7-for-14 from the field and hitting 2-for-4 from three-point range. In George's last game before being out with a sore calf, he scored 21... Read More

2 years ago

Carmelo Anthony Still Struggling With His Shot

Oklahoma City Thunder power forward Carmelo Anthony scored only 11 points, shooting just 5-for-12 from the field. Monday's game against the Charlotte Hornets was the fifth game in a row where he didn't shoot at least 45 percent from the field. The game against Charlotte was also the fifth game in his last six where... Read More

2 years ago

Steven Adams Has An Efficient Game Against Charlotte

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams made the most of the opportunities that he was given Monday night against the Charlotte Hornets. Adams scored 11 points, shooting 5-for-6 from the field and making 1-for-2 from the free throw line. Monday night's game was the fifth out of Adams' last six games where he has shot... Read More

2 years ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Leads Minnesota In Scoring

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns' 28 points led Minnesota in scoring in Sunday night's game against the Dallas Mavericks. The 28 points were scored on 10-for-15 (2-for-4 from three). Towns was also perfect from the line Sunday, going 6-for-6. Towns also grabbed 12 rebounds to go along with the four assists and three steals. Sunday's game... Read More

2 years ago


Jimmy Butler Has Another Solid Game

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler had another good game on Sunday night against the Dallas Mavericks. Butler scored 22 points, shooting 9-for-17 (2-for-6 from three). This is the fourth time in five games where Butler has eclipsed the 20-point threshold. Butler collected seven rebounds and five assists to go with his scoring output Sunday... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Wiggins Shoots Poorly Again

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins had another subpar game Sunday night against the Dallas Mavericks. Wiggins scored 10 points, shooting just 25 percent from the field. Wiggins also only got three rebounds, one assist and one steal. This is the third time in four games where Wiggins has failed to shoot at least 40... Read More

2 years ago

Will Barton Has Another Solid Game

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton has been producing lately at a very efficient and consistent level as of late. Sunday marked the third game in Barton's last four of scoring at least 19 points, this time he put up 21 against the Pacers. Barton also dished out nine assists and collected six rebounds in... Read More

2 years ago

Wilson Chandler Returns To Form Against Pacers

Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler played like how he usually did before his injury Sunday night against the Indiana Pacers. Chandler scored 18 points, going 7-for-16 from the field and 3-for-9 from three-point range. Chandler filled up the stat sheet in other ways, too, grabbing eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block... Read More

2 years ago

Damian Lillard Uses the Three Ball to Propel His Game Against Houston

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had a great night against Houston, going 9-for-16 from three-point range and 11-for-23 from the field, scoring 35 points overall. Lillard also tallied four rebounds, six assists and one steal to round out his game against the Rockets. Lillard has been extremely hot with Saturday's game being the... Read More

2 years ago


Russell Westbrook Records a Triple-Double Against Memphis

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook recorded a triple-double on Saturday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, scoring 20 points with 11 rebounds and 14 assists. All wasn't great with his game as he shot only 24 percent from the field, particularly struggling from three-point range, going 1-for-12. Westbrook will have performances like this on occasion... Read More

2 years ago

Steven Adams Has a Solid Performance Against Memphis

Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams had another efficient game, this time it was Saturday night against the Memphis Grizzlies. Adams scored 21 points on 7-for-11 from the field. He also grabbed nine rebounds to go along with his scoring output. Saturday's game marked the fifth game in a row where Adams has shot at... Read More

2 years ago

Carmelo Anthony Shoots Poorly Against the Grizzlies

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony may have scored 21 points against the Memphis Grizzlies, but it took him 20 shots to do so. Anthony went 7-for-20 from the field and also chipped in nine rebounds, two blocks and two steals. Saturday's game makes it three games in a row where Anthony has failed to... Read More

2 years ago

Rudy Gobert Nearly Misses Double-Double Against Milwaukee

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was just a single rebound from a double-double on Saturday and totaled 20 points, nine rebounds, one block and one assist against the Milwaukee Bucks. This was by far Gobert's best performance since coming back from injury at the beginning of the month. The Jazz are still easing him back... Read More

2 years ago

Ricky Rubio Struggles with His Jumper Against the Bucks

Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio may have scored in double figures, but that was a result of him going 6-for-6 from the free throw line as he struggled shooting, going 2-for-7 from the field for a total of 10 points on Saturday. However, Rubio pitched in elsewhere with seven assists, two rebounds, and one... Read More

2 years ago


Wilson Chandler is Starting to Find His Groove

Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler may not have a stellar game against the Orlando Magic, but it was much better than his previous two outings. Chandler scored 11 points on Friday, going 4-for-5 from the field. He was also more aggressive going to the hole, getting layups instead of settling for jump shots. This... Read More

2 years ago

Will Barton Fills up the Stat Sheet on Friday

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton had an excellent performance against the Orlando Magic on Friday. Barton led the Nuggets in scoring with 19 points, shooting 8-for-16 from the field. Barton also tallied six rebounds, five assists, four steals and two blocks. This marks the fifth game in a row where Barton has scored at... Read More

2 years ago

Wilson Chandler Struggles Again

Denver Nuggets small forward Wilson Chandler struggled Wednesday in his game against the New Orleans Pelicans. Chandler only scored eight points on 3-for11 shooting with no free throws. Chandler has only gotten to the free throw line once, going 2-for-2, in his two games since coming back from injury. Chandler has also struggled with his shot, going 4-for-22 combined.... Read More

2 years ago

Will Barton Started Strong But Faded

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton got the start Wednesday and began the game hot. Barton scored 11 of his 15 total points in the first quarter. In that first quarter, Barton shot 4-for-8 from the field and 3-for-6 from three-point range. Barton finished the game shooting 6-for-14 from the field. Barton also collected seven rebounds... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Wiggins Struggles Against the Grizzlies

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins had a tough time shooting Monday in Memphis, going 0-for-2 from three-point range, only scoring 12 points in the process. Wiggins also only recorded five rebounds and two steals in the contest. Both his field goal percentage and points were far below his season avergaes of 45 percent from the field... Read More

2 years ago


Karl-Anthony Towns Has A Below-Average Game In Memphis

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns scored well below his season average Monday against the Memphis Grizzlies, only scoring seven points on two of six shooting. He did get 11 rebounds with three assists and one block. His scoring output was far less than the 20.3 points per game he has put up so far this season.... Read More

2 years ago

Jimmy Butler Hits The 30-Point Mark Again

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler for the second straight game eclipsed the 30-point plateau, this time against the Memphis Grizzlies. Butler did it this time on 11 of 21 shooting and two of seven from three-point territory. Butler also chipped in two rebounds, five assists and four steals to go along with his scoring... Read More

2 years ago

Russell Westbrook Records Triple-Double In Win Over San Antonio

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook got a triple-double in his game Sunday against the Spurs. He did this going 9-for-22 (two of two from three), scoring 22 points. He also had 10 rebounds in the contest to go along with 10 assists. This was his second straight game with at least 10 assists, as he... Read More

2 years ago

Jeff Teague Had a Tale Of Two Halves Against The Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague recorded nine points in the first half in the game Sunday. The unfortunate thing is that is all the scoring he did in his performance against the Los Angeles Clippers. Teague also had 10 assists in the contest, five of which came in the first half. Two of his... Read More

2 years ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Has Another Solid Performance

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns recorded another double-double Sunday in his game against the Los Angeles Clippers. Towns tallied 15 points on six of 13 shooting with two of three coming from three-point range. He did settle more on his jump shot in the contest, getting to the free throw line once, going 1-for-2. He also collected 12... Read More

2 years ago


Jimmy Butler Rebounds From Slow Start To Lead T-Wolves

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jimmy Butler started the game off slow Sunday but exploded in the second half. Butler only shot one of five from the field in the first half but ended up with a game-high 33 points on 10 of 20 shooting. He also was extremely effective from the free throw line, making... Read More

2 years ago

Jamal Murray Carries the Scoring Load

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray led his team in scoring on Saturday against the Los Angeles Lakers, putting down 28 points on 8-for-20 from the field, including 5-for-8 from behind the arc. Murray has been struggling as of late as this was his first game since November 11th in which he scored 20 or more points.... Read More

2 years ago

Donovan Mitchell Sets Jazz Record in Win Over New Orleans

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell set a team rookie record with 41 points in a game. He did this on 52 percent from the field, including going 50 percent from three-point range against the Pelicans on Friday night. He also recorded four assists and four rebounds to go along with his scoring barrage. Mitchell has scored... Read More

2 years ago

Paul George Has a Stellar Performance in Win Over Minnesota

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George filled up the stat sheet on Friday with a great game against the Timberwolves. He was the leading scorer of the contest, scoring 36 points on 10-for-21 from the field and also going 11-for-11 from the charity strip. In addition, George recorded nine assists, four rebounds and three blocks as... Read More

2 years ago

Jeff Teague Plays Well in First Game Back Against the Thunder

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jeff Teague (Achilles) returned from injury to start against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night. This was his first game since Nov. 22, and he came back with an extremely efficient performance. Teague recorded a double-double by way of 11 points and 11 assists, shooting 4-for-5 from the field, with two of those made... Read More

2 years ago


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