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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 2965 articles so far, you can find them below.


Keith Kinkaid Starts For Devils On Thursday

New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid will make his 30th start of the season on Thursday against Toronto with an aim to improve some ugly numbers in the head to head series. He's posted a 0-2-0 record against the Leafs this season, allowing a whopping 6.60 goals per game with a .792 save percentage. Kinkaid... Read More

9 months ago

Ben Simmons Gets Close To Another Triple-Double On Wednesday

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons came just two assists short of his seventh triple-double of the season on Wednesday, finishing a 123-106 loss to Washington with 15 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. He shot 7-for-15 from the field and 1-for-4 from the charity stripe. However, seven turnovers left an ugly stain on his... Read More

9 months ago

Jimmy Butler Scores Inefficient 23 Points On Wednesday

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Jimmy Butler shot just 7-for-18 from the field in Wednesday's loss to Washington, but his good 9-for-10 record from the free throw line still helped him get 23 points. Butler also had nine rebounds and two steals, although it wasn't a pretty performance as he finished with a minus-22 rating. Things... Read More

9 months ago

Joel Embiid Has Mixed Performance On Wednesday

Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid scored a game-high 35 points and grabbed 14 rebounds on Wednesday against Washington, but he also committed seven turnovers and finished with an ugly minus-25 rating in a 123-106 loss. Embiid shot 11-for-17 from the field and 12-for-14 from the line while producing three blocks and one steal defensively. He'll... Read More

9 months ago

Otto Porter Jr. Scores 23 Points Off The Bench

Washington Wizards small forward Otto Porter Jr. had one of his best games of the season on Wednesday, scoring 23 points off the bench in 33 minutes against Philadelphia. He shot 8-for-15 from the field with a 1-for-3 record from deep, while sinking all six free throw attempts. Porter Jr. also had five rebounds and... Read More

9 months ago


Bradley Beal Scores 34 Points In Wednesday's Win

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal scored 34 points in Wednesday's 123-106 win over Philadelphia, shooting 13-for-21 from the field, including 6-for-11 from downtown. He was a man on a mission after Washington had lost to the Sixers on Tuesday 132-115, scoring 14 straight points at one point. With John Wall (heel surgery) out of... Read More

9 months ago

Erik Gustafsson Extends Point Streak To Seven Games

Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Erik Gustafsson extended his point streak to seven games on Wednesday in a 4-3 overtime loss to Nashville, picking up a power-play assist on an Alex DeBrincat goal. He's the first Blackhawks defenseman to register assists in seven consecutive games since Duncan Keith did it in 2013-14. Gustafsson also had five shots... Read More

9 months ago

Filip Forsberg Scores Twice In OT Win

Nashville Predators left wing Filip Forsberg netted twice on Wednesday against the Blackhawks in a 4-3 overtime win. The skillful Swede made it 3-1 with a power-play goal in the second period and then scored with exactly a minute played in overtime. Mattias Ekholm and Ryan Johanson had two assists in the game. Wednesday's goals... Read More

9 months ago

Pekka Rinne Will Likely Start On Wednesday

Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne is the likely starter for Wednesday's clash with the Blackhawks. The experienced netminder has just posted his third shutout of the season, finishing a 4-0 win at Toronto on Monday with 18 saves. The Preds were struggling on the road for a while, but they are now riding a four-game... Read More

9 months ago

Collin Delia Looks To Return To Winning Ways On Wednesday

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Collin Delia will look to return to winning ways on Wednesday when taking on Nashville. The undrafted netminder started his season with three straight wins before losing back-to-back starts. Delia was actually solid in the losing efforts, posting a .935 save percentage and making a total of 86 saves, but the Hawks... Read More

9 months ago


Erik Karlsson Has Three Assists In Another Outstanding Display

San Jose Sharks defenseman Erik Karlsson had three assists in Tuesday's 7-2 win over Edmonton, extending his point streak to 14 games. He became the 13th different defenseman in NHL history to record at least one point in 14 or more consecutive appearances within a season. Karlsson is also just the fifth d-man in history... Read More

9 months ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Extends Point Streak To 12 Games

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury saved 27 of 29 shots on Tuesday in a 4-2 win against the Rangers, extending his personal point streak to 12 games. He's posted a 9-0-3 record since allowing five goals on 25 shots on Dec. 8 in a 5-1 loss to the Kings, winning five consecutive starts. Fleury... Read More

9 months ago

Jakub Voracek Has Three Points In Losing Effort

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had one of his best games of the season on Tuesday, but his three-point performance wasn't enough to help the team end an ugly slide. The Flyers went 5-3 down to Washington, suffering their eighth consecutive defeat. It's been an inconsistent season from Voracek, whose minus-17 rating is one... Read More

9 months ago

Jakub Vrana Has Three Points In Tuesday's Win

Washington Capitals left wing Jakub Vrana was involved in three goals on Tuesday, finishing a 5-3 win over Philadelphia with two goals and one assist. With Nicklas Backstrom (illness) out, the Caps were forced to shuffle their lines, but it worked out wonderfully, as the second line had a dominant performance. T.J. Oshie scored twice... Read More

9 months ago

Bryan Rust Scores Twice In Pens Win

Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Bryan Rust ended a six-game goal drought on Tuesday, scoring twice in a 5-1 win over Florida. Sidney Crosby had a goal and an assist, while Matt Murray extended his winning streak to eight games, becoming only the fourth goalie in franchise history to boast a winning streak of eight or... Read More

9 months ago


Tristan Thompson Notches Another Double-Double

Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson recorded his 17th double-double of the season on Tuesday, finishing a 123-115 loss to Indiana with 15 points and 13 rebounds. He shot 6-for-9 from the field and 3-for-4 from the line. Thompson also had five assists and two blocks, playing a team-high 35 minutes. After being out for 10... Read More

9 months ago

Jordan Clarkson Paces Cavs Against Indiana With 26 Points

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson scored a team-high 26 points off the bench in Tuesday's loss to Indiana, shooting 11-for-20 from the field and 2-for-5 from behind the arc. He scored 10 of his points inside the final four minutes. Clarkson was a bit slow to start off 2019, but he's now produced back-to-back 20-plus... Read More

9 months ago

Domantas Sabonis Matches Career High In Steals

Indiana Pacers forward/center Domantas Sabonis had a solid all-around performance in his third start of the season on Tuesday, finishing a 123-115 win over Cleveland with 15 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and three steals. He matched his career high in steals, having now registered three steals in one game four times. Sabonis missed his... Read More

9 months ago

Bojan Bogdanovic Has 23 Points Against Cleveland

Indiana Pacers small forward Bojan Bogdanovic had his second consecutive outing with at least 20 points on Tuesday, finishing a high-scoring affair against Cleveland with 23 points on 9-for-16 shooting. He was 2-for-6 from deep and 3-for-3 from the line, while also picking up four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. Victor Oladipo was limited... Read More

9 months ago

Thaddeus Young Leads Pacers In Scoring On Tuesday

Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young matched his season high with 26 points to lead the team in scoring on Tuesday against the Cavs. He shot 11-for-14 from the field with a perfect 3-for-3 record from downtown. Young also had five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. The veteran forward is off to a good start... Read More

9 months ago


Devan Dubnyk Registers First Shutout Of The Season

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk finally managed to get his first shutout of the season on Monday, making 32 saves in a 1-0 win at Montreal. Mikael Granlund scored the only goal in the third period. The Wild always seem to do well against Montreal as they have now won nine consecutive meetings. Dubnyk has... Read More

9 months ago

Enes Kanter Picks Up Third Consecutive Double-Double

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter extended his double-double streak to three games on Monday against the Blazers, recording a team-high 18 points and 14 rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench. He shot 8-for-12 from the field and 2-for-5 from the line. Kanter has been unhappy with his role in the team, as he's... Read More

9 months ago

Noah Vonleh Has Big Game In Return To Portland

New York Knicks power forward Noah Vonleh was back at the Moda Center on Monday for the first time since Portland traded him away last winter, and he had a very good game with a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double. Vonleh shot 5-for-13 from the field, including 3-for-5 from downtown. His scoring has been a bit down... Read More

9 months ago

C.J. McCollum Has 17 Points Against Knicks

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum shot 7-for-17 from the field on his way to finishing with 17 points on Monday against the Knicks. He had a very tough time from downtown, sinking just two of his seven triples. McCollum finished off his fantasy line with three rebounds, two assists, one steal, and one... Read More

9 months ago

Damian Lillard Stays Quiet On Monday

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard remained quiet in terms of scoring on Monday against the Knicks, posting his second consecutive 17-point game, but he moved the ball well with nine assists and had four rebounds. Lillard shot 5-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-6 from behind the arc. Dame has now shot less than... Read More

9 months ago


Jusuf Nurkic Continues Good Stretch Versus Knicks

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic continued his recent good play on Monday against the Knicks, scoring 20 points on 7-for-9 shooting. He shot 6-for-9 from the charity stripe and also grabbed eight rebounds. The big Bosnian did it all in just 19 minutes on the floor. Nurkic has now posted four consecutive games with... Read More

9 months ago

Lance Stephenson Leads Lakers In Scoring On Sunday

Los Angeles Lakers guard/forward Lance Stephenson led the team in scoring on Sunday against Minnesota, which pretty much says it all about the team's performance. The Lakers struggled to score right from the off and it became a blowout, which bench players like Stephenson enjoyed. He had 14 points on 5-for-11 shooting. Michael Beasley poured... Read More

9 months ago

Brandon Ingram Plays Horribly Against Minnesota

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Brandon Ingram had a nightmare on Sunday against the Timberwolves, shooting only 5-for-16 from the field to finish with 13 points. Ingram picked up two quick fouls and never really recovered from that. He ended up logging only 25 minutes and didn't play at all in the fourth quarter. With... Read More

9 months ago

Jeff Teague And Taj Gibson Record Double-Doubles

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Jeff Teague and power forward Taj Gibson both recorded double-doubles in Sunday's 108-86 win over the Lakers. Teague had 15 points and 11 assists, while Gibson picked up 11 rebounds to go along with 12 points. Gibson posted a team-best plus-36 rating in the game, shooting 6-for-8 from the field. Teague,... Read More

9 months ago

Andrew Wiggins Scores 28 Points On Sunday

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins shot a poor 9-for-23 from the field, including 3-for-10 from behind the arc on Sunday against the Lakers, but he still managed to collect 28 points to share the game-high with Karl-Anthony Towns. Wiggins also had five rebounds, two assists and one block in what turned out to be... Read More

9 months ago