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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.

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Patrice Bergeron, Brad Marchand Pick Apart Devils

Boston Bruins forwards Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand both registered three points Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils, helping the team coast to a 5-1 win. Bergeron had two goals and an assist, while Marchand did all of his damage with helpers. David Pastrnak had a good night alongside his linemates as well, scoring... Read More

9 months ago

Keith Yandle Establishes New Franchise Record

Florida Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle made history Thursday night against his former team Arizona, finishing a 4-2 win with one assist to establish a new single-season franchise record for points by a defenseman. Yandle is sitting on 58 points through 74 games. The experienced d-man has already posted a new career high in assists with... Read More

9 months ago

Jonathan Huberdeau Joins 80-Point Club

Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau produced three assists in Thursday's 4-2 win over Arizona, joining Aleksander Barkov as the second Florida player to hit the 80-point mark this season. It's the first season ever with two Panthers on 80 points. Barkov scored two goals against Arizona to extend his streak with multi-point games to four.... Read More

9 months ago

Connor Hellebuyck Gets His First Shutout Of The Season

Winnipeg Jets goaltender Connor Hellebuyck ended his search for his first shutout of the season on Wednesday, stopping all 29 shots against Anaheim in a 3-0 win. Mark Scheifele registered the game-winner on a power-play, Kyle Connor had his second consecutive game with a goal and an assist, and Nikolaj Ehlers scored as well. Jacob... Read More

9 months ago

Jabari Parker Leads Washington In Scoring On Wednesday

Washington Wizards forward Jabari Parker cooked up a nice revenge game against the Bulls on Wednesday, scoring a team-high 28 points in 38 minutes off the bench, shooting 11-for-18 from the field and 3-for-5 from downtown. Parker, who was traded by Chicago to Washington, along with Bobby Portis, on Feb. 9, also notched six rebounds,... Read More

9 months ago


Bradley Beal Ends Up With 27 Points In Wednesday's Loss

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal filled the stat sheet nicely in Wednesday's loss to Chicago, although his shot wasn't there as he missed seven of nine three-point attempts and went 7-for-19 overall from the field, finishing with 27 points. Beal added seven rebounds, seven assists, three steals, and two blocks. The game ended up... Read More

9 months ago

Shaquille Harrison Enjoys Start Against Washington

Chicago Bulls point guard Shaquille Harrison performed very well in his second start of the season on Wednesday, finishing a 126-120 overtime win against Washington with 18 points, six rebounds, and four steals. He nailed his only three-point attempt and shot 7-for-13 overall from the field in 39 minutes. Harrison will likely return to the... Read More

9 months ago

Kris Dunn Gets Season-High 26 Points In OT Win

Chicago Bulls point guard Kris Dunn had a big night on Wednesday against Washington, scoring a season-high 26 points and dishing out 13 assists in a 126-120 overtime win. With Zach LaVine (thigh) out, Dunn had a much bigger role offensively, leading the team in shot attempts and finishing on 10-for-24 overall shooting. Dunn went... Read More

9 months ago

Lauri Markkanen Comes To Life Versus Wizards

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen broke out of a slump on Wednesday against the Wizards, recording a double-double with 32 points and 13 rebounds. It's the first time in 10 games that he's managed to break the 20-point mark and only the third time this month that he's recorded a double-double. Markkanen shot 5-for-8... Read More

9 months ago

Brook Lopez Gets 19 Points With Three Triples Wednesday Night

Milwaukee Bucks center Brook Lopez had a hot hand on Wednesday against Cleveland, shooting 7-for-11 from the field and 3-for-5 from downtown on his way to 19 points. He added four rebounds and four assists, while also doing some nice defensive work by swatting away two shots and registering one steal. Lopez has now produced... Read More

9 months ago


Khris Middleton, Eric Bledsoe Combine For 50 Points Versus Cavs

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton and point guard Eric Bledsoe carried the team on their shoulders Wednesday night against Cleveland, scoring nearly half (50) of the team's points in a 107-102 loss. Middleton scored a game-high 26 points and added 12 rebounds, while Bledsoe flirted with a triple-double, adding eight rebounds and eight assists... Read More

9 months ago

Jordan Clarkson Produces 23 Points Off The Bench

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson made a very good bench appearance in Wednesday's win over Milwaukee, scoring 23 points on 9-for-17 shooting. He also had five rebounds, two assists, and two steals in 32 minutes on the floor. Clarkson's scoring average has dropped to 16 points this month, but he's still been a consistent threat.... Read More

9 months ago

Collin Sexton Extends Streak With 20-Plus Points

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Collin Sexton logged his seventh straight game with at least 20 points on Wednesday, finishing a 107-102 win against Milwaukee with a team-high 25 points on 10-for-18 shooting. Sexton, who was 4-for-7 from deep, became the first rookie to score at least 23 points in seven straight games since 1998. The... Read More

9 months ago

Kevin Love Has Good Night Cut Short By Injury

Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love was on his way towards a big night against Milwaukee on Wednesday before injury cut his game short. He bumped heads with Eric Bledsoe late in the second quarter and ended up leaving the game in the third, finishing with six points and 10 rebounds in 18 minutes on... Read More

9 months ago

Trae Young, John Collins Get Double-Doubles In Tuesday's Loss

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young and power forward John Collins both logged double-doubles and combined for 41 points in the team's 121-105 loss on Tuesday against Houston. Young had 21 points and 12 assists, shooting 6-for-13 from the field, and Collins ended up with 20 points and 10 boards, shooting 9-for-14. Deandre Bembry almost... Read More

9 months ago


Chris Paul Cruises Towards Double-Double Against Hawks

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul had an easy ride against the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday, logging just 29 minutes in a 121-105 win. He finished with 13 points, 11 assists and three steals, shooting 4-for-10 from the field and 2-for-6 from downtown. Paul's minutes have dropped a bit this month, with the team hoping... Read More

9 months ago

Danuel House Provides 19 Points Off The Bench

Houston Rockets guard/forward Danuel House continued with his impressive play on Tuesday against the Hawks, finishing a 121-105 win with 19 points off the bench, doing most of the damage from three-point land with a 6-for-11 mark. House has averaged 17 points in three games since returning from the G League, shooting an amazing 54.5 percent... Read More

9 months ago

Clint Capela Extends Double-Double Streak To Six Games

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela had a very easy day at the office against Atlanta on Tuesday, notching a 26-point, 11-rebound double-double and recording a game-high plus-21 rating in just 27 minutes on the floor. He shot 11-for-13 from the field and 4-for-8 at the charity stripe. As a big, Capela gets an uncomfortable matchup... Read More

9 months ago

James Harden Reaches Another Historic Milestone

Houston Rockets guard James Harden added another historic achievement to his resume on Tuesday, becoming the first player in NBA history to score 30-plus points against every opposing team in a single season. He completed the milestone with a 31-point effort against Atlanta, adding 10 assists, eight rebounds, one steal and one block to his... Read More

9 months ago

Jimmy Howard, Andreas Athanasiou Star In Red Wings Win

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard and forward Andreas Athanasiou were the stars of the show at the Madison Square Garden against the Rangers on Tuesday night, guiding the team to a 3-2 victory. Howard, who wasn't beaten until the 14:46 mark in the third, finished with 41 saves and a .953 save percentage to... Read More

9 months ago


Kyle Connor Gets Two Points On Monday

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor picked up two points in Monday's 3-2 road win over the Kings, scoring a power-play goal and registering an assist on a Kevin Hayes goal. Tyler Myers also scored for the Jets after Sean Walker and Dustin Brown helped the Kings back into the game. Connor has scored only... Read More

9 months ago

Wesley Matthews Nails Three Treys Versus Portland

Indiana Pacers shooting guard Wesley Matthews shot a very good 3-for-5 from outside against his former team, the Portland Trail Blazers, on Monday, finishing a 106-98 loss with 14 points. He added four rebounds, two assists, and one block to his line in 30 minutes on the floor. Matthews has blown hot and cold this... Read More

9 months ago

Bojan Bogdanovic Settles For 15 Points Against Blazers

Indiana Pacers small forward Bojan Bogdanovic missed both attempts from downtown and shot 6-for-13 overall from the field to finish with 15 points on Monday against Portland. The Croatian has done great offensively over the last couple of months, but he's now failed to hit the 20-point mark in two consecutive games. Getting there on... Read More

9 months ago

Myles Turner Scores Season-High 28 Points On Monday

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner scored a season-high 28 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in Monday's loss to Portland, adding a pair of steals and shooting 9-for-17 from the field with a 2-for-6 mark from behind the arc. He picked up good momentum ahead of a great looking matchup against the Clippers on Sunday.... Read More

9 months ago

Jusuf Nurkic Gobbles Up Another Double-Double

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic registered his seventh double-double of the month on Monday against Indiana, scoring 18 points on 8-for-15 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds. Nurkic remains just outside the top-10 on the league's double-doubles list with 34. He looks to be set for another double-double on Wednesday against Dallas, who aren't a... Read More

9 months ago


Damian Lillard Gets 30 Points, 15 Assists On Monday

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard crushed it against Indiana on Monday, finishing a 106-98 win with 30 points, 15 assists and three steals. He shot 9-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-9 from downtown. With C.J. McCollum (knee) out, Lillard gets a bigger role both as a scorer and playmaker, which makes his hot... Read More

9 months ago

Brock Nelson Pushes Isles Past Wild In Overtime

New York Islanders forward Brock Nelson netted his 22nd goal of the season on Sunday, helping the team reclaim the top spot in the Metropolitan division with a 3-2 overtime win against the Minnesota Wild. He also bagged a power-play assist on an Anders Lee goal. Mathew Barzal produced a two-point night as well, finishing... Read More

9 months ago

Reggie Bullock Shows Signs Of Life On Sunday

Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Reggie Bullock put his recent struggles behind him on Sunday against the Knicks, scoring 14 points on 6-for-10 shooting. He played 21 minutes as a starter and shot 2-for-5 from downtown. Bullock seemed like a very good addition to the Lakers squad last month following his arrival from Detroit, but it's... Read More

9 months ago

LeBron James Has 33 Points In Sunday's Loss

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James returned to the court on Sunday after sitting out Friday's battle with the Pistons, and he had a tough time against the Knicks, missing all six attempts from deep and shooting just 11-for-26 from the field. He had a chance to win the game for the Lakers, but his... Read More

9 months ago

DeAndre Jordan Bags Nice Double-Double Versus Lakers

New York Knicks center DeAndre Jordan had a very nice outing against the Lakers on Sunday, finishing a 124-123 win with 15 points and 17 rebounds, shooting 6-for-10 from the field and 3-for-4 from the line. His five turnovers was an ugly sight, but Jordan also managed seven assists, one steal, and one block. Jordan... Read More

9 months ago


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