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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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Stephen Curry Scores 26 Points In Monday's Win

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry scored a team-high 26 points on Monday against the New Orleans Pelicans, helping the team get their first win of the season. The former league MVP also had 11 assists to record his first double-double of the year. Curry shot 9-for-17 from the field and 4-for-10 from downtown.... Read More

3 months ago

John Collins Sees Double-Double Streak End Versus Sixers

Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins failed to register a double-double for the first time this season, finishing Monday's 105-103 loss to Philadelphia with 16 points and eight rebounds. He racked up six fouls and ended up playing only 29 minutes, which was a big reason why he didn't manage to extend his double-double streak.... Read More

3 months ago

Trae Young Gets Shut Down In Second Half By Philly

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young continued his great start to the season in Monday's clash with the Sixers by scoring 25 points, although he did get shut down in the second half. The Sixers limited him to just six second-half points and ended up coming from behind to win the game 105-103. Young was... Read More

3 months ago

Josh Richardson Gets 14 Points In Sixers Win

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Josh Richardson nailed his first triples for the team in Monday's win over Atlanta, finishing up with 14 points. He went 2-for-5 from behind the arc and 6-for-14 overall from the field. Richardson added five rebounds and three assists to his tally, while also playing a big part defensively with three... Read More

3 months ago

Ben Simmons Stays Quiet On Monday

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons had a relatively quiet outing on Monday against the Hawks, finishing a 105-103 win with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists in 38 minutes. He shot 6-for-11 from the field and picked up one steal and one block at the defensive end. Simmons has filled the stat sheet... Read More

3 months ago


Joel Embiid Scores 36 Points In Return To Lineup

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid was back on the floor on Monday after missing Saturday's matchup with the Pistons, scoring a game-high 36 points in a 105-103 win over Atlanta. The Process notched his second double-double of the season by adding 13 rebounds. He also racked up five assists, three steals and one block in... Read More

3 months ago

Dylan Strome, Alex DeBrincat Take Down The Kings

Chicago Blackhawks forwards Dylan Strome and Alex DeBrincat combined for six points in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Kings. Strome had two goals and an assist, while DeBrincat picked up one goal and two assists. Both now have three goals and seven points for the year in 10 games. Only Patrick Kane has so far... Read More

3 months ago

Dylan Larkin Gets Going Again In Sunday's Loss

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin ended a five-game point drought on Sunday, recording a goal and an assist in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis. Larkin started the season very well by posting seven points in the first six games, but the team soon started to struggle offensively and thus it's been hard for... Read More

3 months ago

Ryan O'Reilly, David Perron Combine For Eight Points On Sunday

St. Louis Blues forwards Ryan O'Reilly and David Perron both recorded four points in Sunday's 5-4 win against the Red Wings. O'Reilly, who had two goals and two assists, became only the second player in Blues history to post two four-point performances through the team's first 12 games of a season. Perron had three helpers... Read More

3 months ago

Carey Price Has Another Successful Saturday Night

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price saved 29 of 31 shots on Saturday in a 5-2 win over Toronto. Mr. Saturday Night has now won three of his last four starts to improve his record for the year to 5-3-1. He carries a 2.76 goals-against average and a .907 save percentage. Price, who needs one shutout... Read More

3 months ago


Jonathan Drouin Scores Twice In Saturday's Win

Montreal Canadiens forward Jonathan Drouin potted a pair of goals Saturday night to help the team grab a 5-2 win against Toronto. Brendan Gallagher, Joel Armia and Nick Suzuki also scored for the Habs, who hadn't beaten the Leafs in regulation since January 2017. Drouin had blanked in two consecutive games after starting the season... Read More

3 months ago

Andre Drummond Picks Up A Double-Double Despite Foul Trouble

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond played only 25 minutes in Saturday's contest against Philadelphia before fouling out, but he still managed to post a double-double with 13 points and 12 rebounds. He had a very tough time on the line, shooting just 3-for-10, but he managed a decent 5-for-10 record with his field-goal attempts. Drummond... Read More

3 months ago

Derrick Rose Puts Up Another Great Scoring Performance

Detroit Pistons point guard Derrick Rose continued his great start to the season on Saturday, scoring a game-high 31 points in a 117-111 loss to Philadelphia. The former league MVP logged 27 minutes off the bench, shooting 14-for-21 from the field. Rose also did a very good job in other areas, notching three assists, three... Read More

3 months ago

Ben Simmons Tallies Career-High Seven Steals

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons registered his first double-double of the season on Saturday, finishing a 117-11 win over Detroit with 13 points and 10 assists. He went 5-for-13 from the field and 3-for-7 from the charity stripe. Simmons possibly played an even bigger part defensively as he snatched a career-high seven steals. His... Read More

3 months ago

Al Horford Narrowly Misses A Double-Double

Philadelphia 76ers center Al Horford was close to his first double-double of the season on Saturday, finishing a road win at Detroit with 23 points and nine rebounds. He shot 9-for-18 from the field and nailed two triples in 34 minutes on the floor. Horford also moved the ball well, finishing with five dimes. The... Read More

3 months ago


Tobias Harris Drops 29 Points On Detroit

Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris showed the Detroit Pistons what they are missing, scoring 29 points against his former team on Saturday in a 117-111 win. He was 10-for-15 from the field, including 4-for-6 from downtown. Harris added seven rebounds and two steals to his line. He benefitted from the absence of Joel Embiid (ankle),... Read More

3 months ago

Andrei Svechnikov Scores Twice In Hurricanes Win

Carolina Hurricanes right wing Andrei Svechnikov ended a five-game pointless streak with a pair of goals in Saturday's 4-0 win over Chicago. Nino Niederreiter had a goal and an assist, while Eric Staal scored as well for Carolina. Svechnikov made a superb start to the season, posting four multi-point games in his first five appearances... Read More

3 months ago

Petr Mrazek Records Second Shutout Of The Season

Carolina Hurricanes goaltender Petr Mrazek recorded his second shutout of the season in Saturday's 4-0 win over Chicago, stopping 32 shots. Mrazek had struggled in his recent outings, giving up four goals in two consecutive appearances. Overall, he's done very well this season, putting together a 5-1-1 record. The Hurricanes are once again among teams... Read More

3 months ago

Matthew Tkachuk Leads Flames To Victory Versus Panthers

Calgary Flames left wing Matthew Tkachuk scored twice in regulation and netted the decisive goal in a shootout against Florida on Thursday in a 6-5 win. Austin Czarnik, Mark Giordano, and Sam Bennett also scored for the Flames, who have tallied nine goals across their last two games. Tkachuk doubled his goals amount for the... Read More

3 months ago

Aleksander Barkov Registers Four Assists In Losing Effort

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov had an immense game on Thursday with four assists, but it wasn't enough against the Calgary Flames, who skated away with a 6-5 victory. No other guy had more than one helper for the Cats in the high-scoring game. Barkov has had a bizarre start to the campaign, as he's... Read More

3 months ago


John Gibson Takes Another Loss Despite Strong Performance

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson saved 27 of 29 shots on Thursday against Dallas, but it wasn't enough to get a win on board. The Ducks let their goalie down, failing to score for more than once in a third consecutive game. Gibson is desperate for some decent goal support, as he now has a... Read More

3 months ago

Denis Gurianov Delivers Dallas A Third Consecutive Win

Dallas Stars winger Denis Gurianov scored both of the team's goals in Thursday's 2-1 win over Anaheim, helping the team stretch their winning streak to three games. The 22-year-old Russian now has three points in eight games for the season. Gurianov skates on the fourth line, so he's currently worth a look in only deep... Read More

3 months ago

Claude Giroux, James van Riemsdyk Finally On Target

Philadelphia Flyers forwards Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk both scored for the first time this season in Thursday's 4-1 win over the Blackhawks. Oskar Lindblom and Kevin Hayes also found the net for the Flyers. Giroux now sits on five points for the year, while van Riemsdyk hadn't managed to record any points in... Read More

3 months ago

Brian Elliott Picks Up His Second Consecutive Win

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Brian Elliott saved 23 of 24 shots Thursday night in a 4-1 win at Chicago, improving his record for the year to 2-1-0. The 34-year old netminder has now won two starts on the bounce and he boasts some very good numbers, holding a 2.09 goals-against average and a .933 save percentage.... Read More

3 months ago

Ryan Strome Bags A Pair Of Goals In Thursday's Win

New York Rangers forward Ryan Strome scored his first two goals of the season in Thursday's 6-2 win over Buffalo. Tony DeAngelo celebrated his 24th birthday with a goal and assist, while Artemi Panarin, Brett Howden and Chris Kreider all scored as well for the Rangers in the big win. Strome might have been goalless... Read More

3 months ago


Pekka Rinne Posts First Shutout Of The Season

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne posted his first shutout of the season on Thursday, keeping Minnesota at bay in a 4-0 win. The veteran goalie picked up 26 saves on his way to improving his record for the season to 6-0-1. Miikka Salomaki, Calle Jarnkrok, Craig Smith and Colton Sissons scored in the contest. Rinne... Read More

3 months ago

Jeff Carter Scores His Second Goal Of The Season

Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter, who had a horrible first couple of weeks of the season, is slowly starting to show signs of life. The two-time Stanley Cup champion has three points across the last three games after scoring in Thursday's loss to St. Louis. Alex Iafallo also found the net for the Kings.... Read More

3 months ago

Brayden Schenn Scores Twice In Blues Win

St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn scored two goals -- one on a power play -- in Thursday's 5-2 win against the Kings. Jaden Schwartz and Colton Parayko both had two assists in the game that saw the Blues come from behind twice. Vince Dunn and Alex Pietrangelo also scored with the man advantage, while... Read More

3 months ago

Dougie Hamilton Scores Again Thursday Night

Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Dougie Hamilton continued his good run of form on Thursday, scoring his sixth goal of the season in a 4-3 overtime loss to Columbus. Hamilton is the first blueliner in the league to produce six-plus goals in the month of October since Sheldon Souray in 2006-07. He's also only the second defenseman... Read More

3 months ago

Cam Atkinson Delivers Overtime Winner On Thursday

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson scored in overtime on Thursday against the Carolina Hurricanes in a 4-3 win. The Jackets took an early lead through an Alexandre Texier goal but found themselves trailing 3-1 ahead of the second period. Goals from Ryan Murray, who also had an assist, and Sonny Milano took the... Read More

3 months ago


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