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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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James Harden Gets 41 Points Against Memphis

Houston Rockets guard James Harden always seems to kill it against the Grizzlies, and he did it again on Tuesday with 41 points in a 121-110 loss, shooting 13-for-37 from the field and 5-for-19 from outside. The Beard managed to get close to 40 shots due to Russell Westbrook (rest) sitting this one out. He... Read More

4 days ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. Continues Successful Outside Shooting

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. finished Tuesday's win over Houston with 15 points on lowly 37.5 percent shooting, but he reached a big landmark by tying Mike Miller's franchise record with his 13th straight game with multiple three-pointers. Jackson Jr. was just 2-for-7 with the three-ball on Tuesday, but he's been quite hot... Read More

4 days ago

Dillon Brooks Sinks Six Treys Against Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Dillon Brooks had a big night from downtown on Tuesday, going 6-for-10 with the three-ball in a 121-110 win against the Rockets. He finished up with 24 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal. Brooks is the best defender on this Grizzlies roster, but he's now also dropped 20-plus... Read More

4 days ago

Ja Morant Puts On A Show Against Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies point guard JA Morant made history in Tuesday's win over Houston, becoming the first-ever rookie to score at least 25 points while handing out eight or more assists and shooting 90 percent or better from the field. His only miss with 11 attempts came from downtown and he finished with 26 points, adding... Read More

4 days ago

Carey Price Records 46th Career Shutout

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price picked up his 46th career shutout with a 31-save performance in Monday's 2-0 win over Calgary. Jordan Weal and Ryan Poehling delivered the goals for the Habs, who have ended an ugly losing streak with two consecutive wins. Price is now tied with Ken Dryden for third place on the... Read More

5 days ago


Josh Richardson Scores 23 Points Monday Night

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Josh Richardson went a miserable 1-for-8 with the three-ball on Monday against Indiana, but he still managed to rack up 23 points on 8-for-19 overall shooting. He finished 6-for-7 at the line, adding four rebounds and three assists. Richardson has now scored 20-plus points in three of the past four games,... Read More

5 days ago

Ben Simmons Puts Together Big Double-Double

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons produced a big double-double on Monday, finishing a 101-95 loss to Indiana with 24 points and 14 rebounds, shooting 10-for-17. Tobias Harris also had a double-double in the game with 15 points and 11 rebounds. Joel Embiid (hand) is expected to miss 1-2 weeks, so we can expect to... Read More

5 days ago

Myles Turner, Domantas Sabonis Show Off Double-Double Form

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner and forward/center Domantas Sabonis both recorded double-doubles in Monday's win over the Sixers, combining for 24 points and 26 rebounds. Turner, who managed his second consecutive double-double, finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds, while Sabonis produced his 31st double-double of the season with 10 points and 16 rebounds. He... Read More

5 days ago

T.J. Warren Comes Up Big On Both Ends Of The Court

Indiana Pacers small forward T.J. Warren was invaluable for the team both offensively and defensively in Monday's win over the Sixers, as he made a key block in the final minute of the game and scored 21 points on 8-for-13 shooting. He had two swats in total and also picked up a pair of steals.... Read More

5 days ago

Malcolm Brogdon Returns With Full Line

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon made his first appearance in 2020 on Monday, filling his line with 21 points, nine assists, seven rebounds and one steal in a 101-85 win over Philly. He managed to make only a third of his 15 shots, but he went 3-for-6 from deep and 8-for-9 at the line, which... Read More

5 days ago


Tyler Johnson Scores Only Bolts Goal On Sunday

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Tyler Johnson gave the team a lead in Sunday's matchup against New Jersey, but they failed to build on it and had to settle for their first loss since Dec. 21. Victor Hedman provided the only assist. Johnson had one three-point performance during Tampa's 10-game winning streak, but he didn't do... Read More

6 days ago

Louis Domingue Stays Hot On Sunday

New Jersey Devils goaltender Louis Domingue made it two wins in two starts on Sunday, finishing a 3-1 victory against Tampa with 26 saves. The former Bolt was beaten early in the second period by Tyler Johnson, but he remained perfect for the rest of the way. It was quite a weekend for Domingue, who... Read More

6 days ago

Miles Wood Tallies Two Points As Devils End Tampa's Streak

New Jersey Devils left wing Miles Wood had two points in Sunday's 3-1 victory against the Lightning, which ended Tampa's 10-game winning streak. Andy Greene, who scored New Jersey's opening goal, also had two points in the game. Wood registered an assist on his marker and then scored an empty-netter to put the icing on... Read More

6 days ago

Cam Reddish Scores Team-High 20 Points

Atlanta Hawks small forward Cam Reddish scored a team-high 20 points in Sunday's big loss to Brooklyn, shooting 6-for-16 from the field and 4-for-8 from downtown. He also had a whopping five steals and two assists in 29 minutes of action. Trae Young (hamstring) was missing and John Collins was limited to 18 percent shooting,... Read More

6 days ago

Taurean Prince Sinks Four Triples Against Former Team

Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince had a solid 14-point outing with four triples on Sunday against Atlanta, shooting 5-for-8 overall from the field. He also registered five rebounds and two assists against his former team. Price has started 2020 in good form, averaging 13.2 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists in January. His role on... Read More

6 days ago


Caris LeVert Scores 13 Points Off The Bench

Brooklyn Nets shooting guard Caris Levert logged 22 minutes in his fourth game back from injury on Sunday, scoring 13 points in a blowout win against Atlanta. He had a team-high 14 shots, but sadly couldn't produce an efficient performance, sinking only four attempts from the field. LeVert also led the team with three steals.... Read More

6 days ago

Jarrett Allen Picks Up Second Consecutive Double-Double

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen posted his second consecutive double-double on Sunday, finishing a 108-86 win over Atlanta with 10 points and 12 rebounds. He shot 4-for-5 from the field and 2-for-7 at the line, adding two assists, one steal and one block in 24 minutes of action. Backup center DeAndre Jordan was close to... Read More

6 days ago

Kyrie Irving Misses Only One Shot In Return To Action

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving made his first appearance in two months on Sunday against the Hawks, finishing with a game-high 21 points and missing just one of his 11 shots. He added four rebounds, three assists, and one steal in 20 minutes of action. The Nets completely dominated and won 108-86, so there... Read More

6 days ago

Eric Paschall Records Unique Line In Sunday's Loss

Golden State Warriors forward Eric Paschall finished Sunday's loss to Memphis with a pretty unique line, picking up 10 points, five rebounds, five assists, and five steals. He logged 30 minutes off the bench, shooting 5-for-12 from the floor. Paschall had a strong start to the campaign before falling off the map, but he's slowly... Read More

6 days ago

D'Angelo Russell Returns To Action With 34-Point Effort

Golden State Warriors point guard D'Angelo Russell made his first appearance since Dec. 28 on Sunday, scoring a game-high 34 points in a 122-102 loss to Memphis, shooting 12-for-24 from the field and 5-for-9 from downtown. He also had seven rebounds and four assists. It's a shame Russell has struggled with injuries this season, as... Read More

6 days ago


Jaren Jackson Jr. Notches 21 Points In Sunday's Win

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. maintained his recent good scoring form on Sunday, notching 21 points in a 122-102 win over Golden State, shooting 8-for-15 from the field and 3-for-6 from downtown. He also added five rebounds, two assists, two blocks and one steal to his line. Jaren Jackson Jr. has struggled for... Read More

6 days ago

Ja Morant Posts Second Consecutive Double-Double

Memphis Grizzlies point guard JA Morant made it two double-doubles in two games on Sunday, finishing a 122-102 win over the Warriors with 11 points and 10 assists. It wasn't a completely successful night, as Morant shot just 4-for-12 from the field and his line included five turnovers, but he helped the team to get... Read More

6 days ago

Jonas Valanciunas Crushes Warriors Sunday Night

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas dominated the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, finishing a 122-102 win with 31 points, 19 rebounds and two blocks. He shot 13-for-17 from the field and even hit one three-pointer. There are some matchups that just seem to fit Valanciunas like a glove, and he now has two 30-point performances... Read More

6 days ago

Juuse Saros Posts First Shutout Of The Season

Nashville Predators goaltender Juuse Saros saved all 28 shots in Sunday's 1-0 win over Winnipeg, recording his first shutout of the season. Kyle Turris had the only goal of the game in the middle of the first period. It was a spectacular week for Nashville goalies as Pekka Rinne even scored a goal in Thursday's... Read More

7 days ago

Jarrett Culver Stays Productive Against Rockets

Minnesota Timberwolves guard Jarrett Culver continued his good start to 2020 with a 15-8-5 line against the Rockets on Saturday, shooting 6-for-14 from the field and 3-for-6 from outside. He also had four turnovers for a second consecutive game, which wasn't nice to see, but the youngster was one of only a few guys who... Read More

1 week ago


Gorgui Dieng Continues Good Spell As Starter

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng played only 19 minutes as a starter in Saturday's blowout loss to Houston, but it was enough for him to deliver another solid line. He had a whopping four treys on his way to 14 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and one steal, shooting 5-for-7 overall from the field. Karl-Anthony... Read More

1 week ago

Isaiah Hartenstein Picks Up Nice Double-Double And Five Blocks

Houston Rockets center Isaiah Hartenstein had a big game on Saturday against the Timberwolves, finishing a 139-109 win with a nice 17-point, 15-rebound double-double and five blocks. He was a team-best plus-39 for the game, shooting 8-for-9 from the field and adding a pair of steals to his blocks on the defensive end as well.... Read More

1 week ago

Russell Westbrook Posts Another 30-Point Game

Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook recorded his second consecutive 30-point game on Saturday, finishing a huge 139-109 win over Minnesota with 30 points on 10-for-23 shooting. He did superbly at the line with a 9-for-10 record but struggled from deep by finishing just 1-for-5. Westbrook added 10 assists, six rebounds, and two steals. Hitting... Read More

1 week ago

James Harden Sinks Six Triples On His Way To 32 Points

Houston Rockets guard James Harden scored a game-high 32 points in just 28 minutes in Saturday's blowout win over Minnesota, shooting 6-for-11 from downtown and 8-for-17 overall from the field. He added 10 points from the charity stripe and finished things off with 12 rebounds, eight assists, and two steals. The Beard also posted a... Read More

1 week ago

Jack Eichel Extends Point Streak With Pair Of Assists

Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel took his point streak to six games with a pair of assists in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Vancouver. Brandon Montour, Sam Reinhart, and Zemgus Girgensons scored for Buffalo, Rasmus Dahlin also had two assists. The Sabres are struggling to make the postseason again, but Eichel is doing everything humanly possible... Read More

1 week ago


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