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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 3312 articles so far, you can find them below.

Trevor Ariza Pushes Rockets Past The Celtics

Houston Rockets small forward Trevor Ariza led a late comeback on Saturday, which helped the team beat the Boston Celtics 123-120. Trailing by six, the Rocket made a 10-2 run with Ariza scoring the final five points to help the team take a 117-115 lead. Ariza managed at least 20 points for only the sixth... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Gordon Leads Rockets In Scoring Against Boston

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon went berserk from behind the arc in Saturday's win over Boston, sinking seven of his 11 triples to end up as the team's leading scorer with 29 points in 27 minutes off the bench. The seven made triples match his season high, and he's now made 12 of his... Read More

2 years ago

James Harden Shines On The Defensive End

Houston Rockets guard James Harden had a miserable shooting night on Saturday against the Celtics, going just 6-for-18 from the field and 3-for-12 from downtown, but he still put on a show, as he provided a strong presence at the defensive end. He had five steals and a block in 38 minutes on the floor,... Read More

2 years ago

Alex Iafallo Gets Another Goal On Saturday

Los Angeles Kings forward Alex Iafallo scored another goal on Saturday in a 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. The 24-year-old rookie scored an unassisted goal near the end of the second period to make it 3-1. He now has three goals in the last two games and four points across the last three games... Read More

2 years ago

Jonathan Quick Awful On Saturday Versus Chicago

Los Angeles Kings goalie Jonathan Quick let his team down on Saturday, as he finished with only 20 saves and an .833 save percentage in a 5-3 loss to Chicago. The Kings took a two-goal lead to the final period in the matchup of former Western Conference powerhouses, but they couldn't stretch their winning streak... Read More

2 years ago

Jeff Carter Sees Goal Streak End In Kings Loss

Los Angeles Kings forward Jeff Carter had his three-game goal-scoring streak end in Saturday's 5-3 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks. Carter was limited to just two shots on goal, which is his worst mark since returning from a long injury layoff. The Kings now go on a four-day break before hosting Washington on Thursday. The... Read More

2 years ago

Dirk Nowitzki Hits Five Treys Versus Bulls

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was up to his old tricks again on Friday against Chicago, torturing the opposition with three-balls. He shot 5-for-8 from downtown on his way to recording 18 points in 27 minutes. Nowitzki also had six rebounds and a couple of blocks. The Mavs have all the reasons to rest... Read More

2 years ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Breaks Out With a 25-Point Game

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. finally had a good shooting day in Friday's loss to Chicago, as he scored an efficient 25 points. Smith Jr., who hadn't shot 50 percent for well over a month, went 9-for-17 from the floor, including 2-for-3 from deep. His stat sheet was pretty empty otherwise, but it... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Stays Hot on Friday

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes continued his good week on Friday, with another 26-point game, shooting 9-for-19 against the Chicago Bulls. Barnes also had 26 in the last outing and started off the week with a 21-point effort against Indiana. He was perfect from the line with his seven attempts and added a couple... Read More

2 years ago

Joffrey Lauvergne Scores 14 Points in 19 Minutes

San Antonio Spurs center Joffrey Lauvergne earned 19 minutes off the bench in Wednesday's loss to New Orleans with Pau Gasol (knee) missing and LaMarcus Aldridge (ankle) exiting after the opening half. He ended up with a negative-13 rating, which was among the team's worst, but had a productive outing with 14 points on 6-for-9... Read More

2 years ago

Manu Ginobili Rolls Back the Years on Wednesday

San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Manu Ginobili finished February off in style, dropping 17 points on the Pelicans in 20 minutes off the bench. The 40-year-old made only one of his four attempts from deep, but shot well overall by going 7-for-13, and was deadly with his drives to the rim. However, it was only his... Read More

2 years ago

Dejounte Murray Fills Stat Sheet in Spurs Loss

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray had his best scoring output since January 23 on Wednesday against the Pelicans, going for 18 points on 8-for-15 shooting. He also had nine rebounds, five assists, one steal and a block in 31 minutes on the floor. Murray had a solid month, averaging 12.1 points, 6.5 rebounds,... Read More

2 years ago

Rudy Gay Leads Spurs in Points

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay, who recently returned from an injury, had a very good outing Wednesday against New Orleans, scoring a team-high 19 points on 7-for-15 shooting, grabbing five boards, dishing out four assists and recording three blocks with one steal. Gay surpassed the 20-minute mark for the first time since his 23-game... Read More

2 years ago

Patty Mills Leads Spurs in Minutes on Wednesday

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills has worked his way into the starting lineup recently, and his minutes are on the rise. After clocking 33 and 35 minutes in the previous two games, Mills was on the floor for 37 minutes on Wednesday, finishing with 11 points on 4-for-10 shooting. The Aussie had a... Read More

2 years ago

E'Twaun Moore Scores 17 Points Versus Spurs

New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard E'Twaun Moore, who started off February with a 26-point game at OKC, also ended the month with a nice outing, recording 17 points against the Spurs. He led the team in minutes with 38 and shot 7-for-15 from the floor. Moore ended up hitting over 40 percent of his treys... Read More

2 years ago

Rajon Rondo Just Misses a Triple-Double

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo had his third straight game with 12 assists on Wednesday and just missed a triple-double, as he scored 13 points on 6-for-14 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds. Rondo had committed 11 turnovers in the last two games but picked up just one this time in what was the... Read More

2 years ago

Jrue Holiday Scores 25 Points In Pelicans Win

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday had a tough matchup on Wednesday to keep his streak of games with at least 20 points going, but he managed to deliver, dropping 25 points on the Spurs. Holiday shot the ball really well, going 11-for-18 from the field (61.1 percent), including 2-for-5 (40 percent) from behind... Read More

2 years ago

Anthony Davis Posts Double-Double Versus Spurs

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis picked up his seventh straight double-double in Wednesday's 121-116 win over San Antonio, recording 26 points on 9-for-19 shooting and 15 rebounds. He was perfect from the line with eight attempts and also had a couple of steals. The Brow put in some serious work in February, as he... Read More

2 years ago

Nikola Mirotic Just Misses a Double-Double Off the Bench

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Nikola Mirotic struggled with his shot in Monday's win over Phoenix, going 4-for-13 from the floor, but had a solid outing overall with 10 points and eight rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench. Mirotic has now shot just 7-for-32 (21.8 percent) from downtown in the last four games, but... Read More

2 years ago

Rajon Rondo Dishes Out 12 Assists in Pelicans Win

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo did a great job moving the rock in Monday's win over Phoenix, finishing with 12 assists in 36 minutes. It was his second consecutive game with 12 assists and he also led the team with a plus-18 rating. Rondo has had plenty of ups and downs this season,... Read More

2 years ago

Jrue Holiday Keeps Scoring Well

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday had his sixth consecutive game with at least 20 points on Monday against the Suns, ending up with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting. He also had seven assists, two steals and a block in 33 minutes on the court. Holiday has been especially good in the last five... Read More

2 years ago

Anthony Davis Dominates the Suns

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis had a monster game against the Phoenix Suns on Monday, scoring 53 points with 18 rebounds and five blocks. AD was unstoppable at the rim, with three of the Suns big men fouling out. He had a season-high 26 free-throw attempts, sinking 21 of them. Davis shot 16-for-29 from... Read More

2 years ago

Doug McDermott Keeps Producing Off the Bench

Dallas Mavericks small forward Doug McDermott went a perfect 4-for-4 with his three-ball in Monday's win over Indiana, finishing with 15 points in 16 minutes off the bench. He shot 5-for-8 overall in what was his third consecutive outing with double-digit points. McDermott shared the team lead with Dirk Nowitzki in plus/minus, ending up with... Read More

2 years ago

Wesley Matthews Vital In Mavs Win

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthews helped to seal a 109-103 victory on Monday against Indiana with a late triple. He sank three treys overall on his way to 13 points. Matthews also provided some nice defensive stats in 32 minutes of action, getting a couple of steals and a block. He's been sharp from... Read More

2 years ago

J.J. Barea Scores 19 Points Off the Bench

Dallas Mavericks point guard J.J. Barea had to settle for a bench role in Monday's win over Indiana but still ended up playing a key part in the game with 19 points and nine assists in 26 minutes. He sank three of his five triples and shot 7-for-11 overall. Barea has been quietly awesome lately,... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Powell Records Career High In Rebounds

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dwight Powell keeps impressing when given the chance. The fourth-year player out of Stanford picked up only his second start of the season on Monday against Indiana and delivered a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 14 rebounds. He shot 5-for-10 from the field and also ended up leading the... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Scores 21 Points Versus Pacers

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes bounced back well from his nine-point dud on Saturday against Utah, scoring a team-high 21 points against Indiana on Monday. He actually still struggled with his shot, going 7-for-17 from the floor and 1-for-6 from deep, but he got to the free-throw line well, which helped him record just... Read More

2 years ago

Patty Mills Scores 11 Points In Second Consecutive Start

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills logged 35 minutes in a second consecutive start on Sunday against Cleveland, finishing with 11 points on 3-for-9 shooting. The 29-year-old Aussie also had five assists with just a single turnover. The Spurs ended a four-game skid with Mills in the starting five and Danny Green coming off... Read More

2 years ago

Kyle Anderson Gets Going Against Cleveland

San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson once again showed his potential of being a superb all-around fantasy player on Sunday against Cleveland, as he scored 10 points with six rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals in 30 minutes. Anderson has been mostly quiet this month, but he's had a bunch of similar outbursts... Read More

2 years ago

Pau Gasol Logs Efficient 25 Minutes Against Cleveland

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol played an efficient 25 minutes against the Cavs on Sunday, finishing with 11 points, seven rebounds and three assists. He shot 5-for-9 from the field and finished with a plus-16 rating, trailing only Dejounte Murray in that regard. Gasol has found his way back into the starting lineup and... Read More

2 years ago

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