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About Taavi Pailk - RotoBaller

Sports nut since day 1 on the planet. Don't talk much, but write a lot. A firm believer that James Harden is the real MVP.

Taavi Pailk - RotoBaller has written 3636 articles so far, you can find them below.

Darcy Kuemper In Coyotes Net Versus Kings

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper will face his former team on Thursday night, as the team finishes a six-game road trip in Los Angeles. He was traded on Feb. 21 for goaltender Scott Wedgewood and forward Tobias Rieder. Kuemper hasn't done too well in the desert, putting together a 2-5-1 record in eight starts with... Read More

2 years ago

Jack Campbell Likely Starting For Kings Versus Coyotes

Los Angeles Kings goaltender Jack Campbell is likely getting the nod for Thursday's tilt with Arizona, as the team starts a back-to-back set. Campbell has featured just four times this season, putting together a 1-0-2 record in three starts, allowing 2.61 goals per game with a .927 save percentage. Campbell last played on March 20,... Read More

2 years ago

Jon Gillies Starts For Flames On Thursday

Calgary Flames goaltender Jon Gillies is set to make his seventh career start on Thursday as the team hosts Columbus. Gillies hasn't played since allowing four goals in a 4-3 overtime loss in Pittsburgh on March 5. He owns a 2-2-1 record this season in five starts, allowing 2.78 goals per game with a .904... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Tuch Has Goals In Consecutive Games

Vegas Golden Knights right wing Alex Tuch scored for the second consecutive game in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to Arizona, netting a power-play goal. David Perron sat out the contest, which led to Tuch getting first-line minutes and he was also used on the first power-play unit. He responded by getting his 15th goal of the... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Connauton Scores Twice In Coyotes Win

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Kevin Connauton had his best game of the season against the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday, as he scored with two of his four shots on goal in a 3-2 win. He also had five hits and posted a team-leading plus-three rating. Connauton has done some decent work in the bottom pairing... Read More

2 years ago

Jae Crowder Scores 16 Points Off The Bench Wednesday Night

Utah Jazz small forward Jae Crowder provided 16 of the team's 29 bench points in Wednesday's loss to Boston, shooting 7-for-14 and missing almost exclusively only from the three-point line, finishing 2-for-8 from deep. Crowder also had four rebounds, a couple of steals and a block in 30 minutes. He's been a very good bench... Read More

2 years ago

Joe Ingles Has Good All-Around Performance Versus Celtics

Utah Jazz small forward Joe Ingles had a good all-around outing on Wednesday against the Celtics, scoring 11 points on 4-for-12 shooting with six rebounds and five assists. He could've been the hero of the night, but he missed a go-ahead shot with less than 20 seconds remaining. Ingles had a rare poor shooting night... Read More

2 years ago

Rudy Gobert Posts Quiet Double-Double In Loss To Boston

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert was limited to only 10 points in 40 minutes by Boston on Wednesday, as he shot 3-for-5 from the floor and went 4-for-6 from the charity stripe. But he wasn't a complete disappointment for fantasy owners, as he at least managed to get a double-double -- his seventh in the... Read More

2 years ago

Ricky Rubio Just Misses Triple-Double Versus Boston

Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio got close to his first triple-double of the season in Wednesday's loss to Boston, as he finished the game with 14 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds. Rubio, who shot 4-for-14 from the field, also snatched three steals in 36 minutes on the floor. He has a favorable matchup... Read More

2 years ago

Donovan Mitchell Scores 20 Points Against Boston

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell didn't shoot well in Wednesday's loss to Boston, going just 7-for-20 from the field, but he still managed a solid 20 points in 40 minutes. He's now scored at least 20 points in seven straight games, and in total, there have been just three outings from him this month in... Read More

2 years ago

Aron Baynes Does Well In Start Versus Utah

Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes had a solid game as a starter in Wednesday's 97-94 win over Utah, finishing with 13 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes. He missed only two of his eight field goals and made his only attempt from the line. Minutes have opened up for Boston's bench bigs lately, as... Read More

2 years ago

Terry Rozier Struggles Against Utah

Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier had a second consecutive poor shooting night on Wednesday, making only four of his 15 field goal attempts, going 3-for-8 from downtown. He's now gone 8-for-31 (25.8 percent) in the last two games, which clearly isn't good enough, but the Celtics are winning and Rozier's minutes are safe as... Read More

2 years ago

Jayson Tatum Does It All For Celtics In Narrow Win

Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum was everywhere in Wednesday's 97-94 win over Utah, posting 16 points, three assists, two steals and two blocks in 32 minutes. He disappointed with his shooting, finishing the night at 6-for-15, but the peripheral stats saved his fantasy line. The rough shooting night can be seen only as a... Read More

2 years ago

Jaylen Brown Pulls Celtics Past Utah

Boston Celtics guard/forward Jaylen Brown led the team in scoring on Wednesday with 21 points, finishing off the scoring with a game-winning triple in a 97-94 win. He made all his three attempts from downtown in the contest, finishing with 6-for-10 shooting overall. Brown also notched five rebounds, three assists, and two steals, spending 30... Read More

2 years ago

Damion Lee Fills The Box Score In Fifth Start

Atlanta Hawks shooting guard Damion Lee made his fifth start of the season on Wednesday against Minnesota, bouncing back from a dud he had last Sunday against the Rockets by picking up a bunch of different stats. He shot 3-for-6 from the floor to finish with eight points in 30 minutes, adding five assists, four... Read More

2 years ago

Isaiah Taylor Just Misses Double-Double In Another Start

Atlanta Hawks point guard Isaiah Taylor got another start on Wednesday with Dennis Schroder (ankle) out and he took full advantage of the opportunity, almost getting his first career double-double with 20 points and eight assists. Taylor shot 6-for-11 in 29 minutes on the floor and did some great work from the line, finishing 8-for-9.... Read More

2 years ago

Taurean Prince Extends Run With 20-Plus Points

Atlanta Hawks small forward Taurean Prince recorded his third consecutive game with 20-plus points in Wednesday's loss to Minnesota, finishing with 21 in 34 minutes. He missed only one of his five attempts from outside and shot 7-for-14 overall. Prince also made it five straight games with at least one steal, while dishing out seven... Read More

2 years ago

Dewayne Dedmon Grabs Double-Double In Losing Effort

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon did little to stop Karl-Anthony Towns on Wednesday, but he had a good game offensively, scoring 13 points on 6-for-11 shooting and grabbing 12 rebounds to post his third double-double in the last five games. He's averaged some solid numbers across the last five outings, getting 11.2 points and 11... Read More

2 years ago

Mike Muscala Has Career Night Off The Bench On Wednesday

Atlanta Hawks power forward Mike Muscala led the team in scoring on Wednesday against Minnesota, getting a career-high 24 points in 25 minutes off the bench. He nailed six of eight triples and shot 8-for-10 overall, being perfect from the line with four shots. Muscala is on a decent run at the moment, as he's... Read More

2 years ago

Nemanja Bjelica Bounces Back Versus Hawks

Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Nemanja Bjelica kicked into gear again on Wednesday night, as he produced 14 points and six rebounds with three assists in 37 minutes against Atlanta. He's done great since Jimmy Butler (knee) went down, but there have been a couple of hiccups recently and he even failed to score in the... Read More

2 years ago

Jeff Teague Flirts With Double-Double Wednesday Night

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague enjoyed playing his former team on Wednesday, as he nearly recorded a double-double against Atlanta, finishing with 11 points and eight assists. He also had two steals in 30 minutes, shooting 4-for-12 from the field and 2-for-6 from outside. Teague disappointed with his shooting, as he just dropped 25... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Wiggins Shoots Well Versus Atlanta

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins picked up 17 points on some very good shooting in Wednesday's tilt against Atlanta, shooting 7-for-13 from the field and nailing two of five attempts from downtown. He also had three rebounds and a couple of steals, while watching Karl-Anthony Towns score 56 points for a new franchise record.... Read More

2 years ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Posts New Franchise Record With 56 Points

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns was unstoppable on Wednesday night for the Atlanta Hawks, as he scored 56 points, which is a new franchise record. KAT sank six triples out of eight attempts and shot 19-for-32 overall, nailing 12 of 15 freebies. He also extended his league lead in double-doubles, notching his 63rd of the... Read More

2 years ago

Antti Raanta Goes For Fourth Straight Win On Wednesday

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta will be looking for his fourth straight win when taking on the Vegas Golden Knights on Wednesday. He's allowed just one goal in each of the last two starts, saving 48 of 50 shots faced (.960 save percentage). Raanta has posted a new career high in wins with the recent... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Starts Versus Coyotes Wednesday Night

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will guard the cage Wednesday night against the Coyotes. The Flower has been nothing short of amazing recently, allowing one goal or fewer in each of his last four starts. He's close to his ninth 30-win season, having put together a 28-11-4 record in 43 starts so far with... Read More

2 years ago

Jrue Holiday Records First Triple-Double Of The Season

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday did it all in Tuesday's loss to Portland, recording his first triple-double of the season with 21 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds. He shot 9-for-17 from the floor in 40 minutes and had a couple of blocks as well in what was his third career game with... Read More

2 years ago

Anthony Davis Gets Big Double-Double In Narrow Loss

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis picked up a 36-point, 14-rebound double-double in Tuesday's 107-103 loss to the Blazers, shooting 15-for-24 from the field. AD also had another massive night on the defensive end, as he recorded six blocks and two steals in 39 minutes. You never have to worry about Davis' production, and on... Read More

2 years ago

C.J. McCollum Struggles On Tuesday

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, who scored 34 points against OKC last Sunday, couldn't keep his hot shooting form on Tuesday, as he finished with only seven points against the Pelicans. He shot 3-for-19 from the floor in 37 minutes, dropping five bricks from downtown with six attempts. Luckily for the Blazers, McCollum's contribution... Read More

2 years ago

Al-Farouq Aminu Notches Double-Double Versus New Orleans

Portland Trail Blazers forward Al-Farouq Aminu recorded his second double-double in the last three games on Tuesday, as he scored 10 points and picked up 10 rebounds against the Pelicans. It was actually a rough night for him, as he shot just 3-for-13 from the floor, missing eight of 10 attempts from downtown, but he... Read More

2 years ago

Jusuf Nurkic Plays Very Well Against Pelicans

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic had a great game on Tuesday against the Pelicans, as he scored 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to record his 22nd double-double of the season. He also had four blocks while shooting 10-for-14 from the floor. The Bosnian has had some tough times this season, but he's done... Read More

2 years ago

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