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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 3185 articles so far, you can find them below.


Nikola Vucevic Posts Big Double-Double Versus Pels

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic was the best player on the court in Tuesday's matchup with the Pelicans, scoring 25 points and grabbing 17 rebounds with three assists and two steals. He shot 10-for-18 from the field and 4-for-5 from the line. Vuc did all the damage in just 27 minutes as the game turned... Read More

9 months ago

Otto Porter Continues Good Start In Chicago

Chicago Bulls small forward Otto Porter had another enjoyable outing in the team's colors on Monday, picking up 18 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a loss against Milwaukee. He shot 7-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-4 from downtown. Porter Jr. hasn't had any problems whatsoever adjusting to life in the Windy City, averaging 17.7... Read More

9 months ago

Lauri Markkanen Notches Big Double-Double Against Bucks

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen extended his double-double streak to four games on Monday, and he pulled out a big one against the Bucks, scoring 20 points and grabbing 17 rebounds. It actually wasn't a good shooting night for him, as he went just 1-for-7 from deep and 6-for-21 overall from the field, but... Read More

9 months ago

Zach LaVine Extends Streak With 25-Plus Points

Chicago Bulls point guard Zach LaVine logged his fourth straight game with at least 25 points on Monday, finishing a 112-99 loss to Milwaukee with 27 points on 9-for-19 shooting. He went 4-for-6 from deep while handing out seven assists and grabbing five boards. LaVine is off to a hot start in February, averaging 25... Read More

9 months ago

Eric Bledsoe, Malcolm Brogdon Combine For 36 Points

Milwaukee Bucks guards Eric Bledsoe and Malcolm Brogdon both had very good shooting nights against the Bulls on Monday, finishing 5-for-8 and 5-for-9 from the field, respectively, and combining 36 points. Bledsoe had 19 points and shot 3-for-6 from deep, while Brogdon finished with 17 points and went 3-for-5 with his triples. They had a... Read More

9 months ago


Giannis Antetokounmpo Narrowly Misses Out On Triple-Double

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo was two assists short of his fifth triple-double of the season on Monday, finishing a 112-99 win against Chicago with 29 points, 17 rebounds, and eight dimes. He added three blocks as well while shooting 9-for-13 from the field and a very good 2-for-3 from downtown. Giannis will have his... Read More

9 months ago

Dion Waiters Scores Season-High 24 Points Against Warriors

Miami Heat shooting guard Dion Waiters reminded everybody how good he can be, scoring a season-high 24 points in Sunday's 120-118 loss to Golden State. He shot 9-for-19 from the field and 6-for-13 from downtown, logging a game-high 41 minutes. Waiters also had four assists, three rebounds, one steal, and one block. He had a... Read More

9 months ago

Josh Richardson Has Career Night On Sunday

Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson had the best game of his career on Sunday against Golden State, scoring 37 points on 14-for-22 shooting. He shot an incredible 8-for-11 from downtown and provided five assists to teammates as well. Richardson has now shot 50 percent or better from deep in four straight games. He gets... Read More

9 months ago

Stephen Curry Provides 25 Points In Sunday's Win

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry made exactly half of his 18 shots in Sunday's win over Miami, finishing with 25 points. He went 5-for-10 from deep and sank both of his free throws. Steph started the month slowly, but he's now combined 45 points in the last two games. He'll be out to... Read More

9 months ago

Klay Thompson Has Six Three-Point Bombs Versus Heat

Golden State Warriors shooting guard Klay Thompson stayed hot on Sunday against Miami, shooting 6-for-13 from deep and 11-for-21 overall from the field on his way to 29 points. He has started this month with some incredible shooting, making 60 percent of his triples and managing 62.1 percent overall from the field. Utah provides a... Read More

9 months ago


Kevin Durant Has Best Scoring Performance Since November

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant went an ugly 1-for-7 from deep on Sunday against Miami in a 120-118 win, but he made his only triple in a crucial moment and shot a very good 16-for-24 overall from the field to finish with 39 points, which is his best effort since dropping 51 on Toronto... Read More

9 months ago

Dominik Kahun Scores Twice In Hawks Win

Chicago Blackhawks forward Dominik Kahun scored twice and registered one assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over Detroit. His line had a superb night as Dylan Strome tallied one goal and two assists and Alex DeBrincat picked up three helpers. Both Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews finished with a goal and an assist. The Blackhawks are... Read More

9 months ago

Jusuf Nurkic Ends Double-Double Drought Versus Mavs

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic managed only 21 minutes of action before fouling out against the Mavs on Sunday, but he was still able to grab a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Nurkic ended a four-game double-double drought, missing just twice from the field with 11 attempts. He'll go up against Steven... Read More

9 months ago

Damian Lillard Shakes Off Rough Start On Sunday, Scores 30 Points

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard struggled to get going on Sunday against Dallas, but finished strongly and had 30 points in the end on 10-for-23 shooting. Dame went a superb 6-for-11 from downtown while dishing out five assists and recording two steals. His partner in crime C.J. McCollum had an awful outing, missing... Read More

9 months ago

Dwight Powell Gets Close To Double-Double Off Bench

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dwight Powell came close to a double-double on Sunday, finishing a 102-101 win over Portland with 13 points and eight rebounds. He logged a very good 27 minutes off the bench, shooting 3-for-6 from the field and 7-for-8 from the line. Powell has sniffed around double-doubles multiple times in recent games.... Read More

9 months ago


Tim Hardaway Jr. Scores 24 Points Versus Portland

Dallas Mavericks guard/forward Tim Hardaway Jr. was the team's most effective player on the court in Sunday's win over Portland, finishing with a plus-17 rating and scoring 24 points in 32 minutes. He shot only 2-for-7 from downtown but managed a solid 9-for-18 overall from the field. His stat line also included four rebounds and... Read More

9 months ago

Luka Doncic Pushes Mavs Past Blazers

Dallas Mavericks small forward Luka Doncic had another outstanding game on Sunday against Portland, finishing a 102-101 win with 28 points, nine rebounds and six assists, shooting 9-for-20 from the field, including 4-for-10 from downtown. Doncic struggled a bit for consistency at the start of his rookie campaign, but he's been dropping juicy fantasy lines... Read More

9 months ago

Vladimir Tarasenko Notches Fourth Hat Trick In Overtime

St. Louis Blues right wing Vladimir Tarasenko recorded his fourth career hat trick on Sunday against Nashville, finishing things off with a 5-4 game-winner in overtime. Jay Bouwmeester and Ryan O'Reilly both had two assists, while Viktor Arvidsson scored twice for the Preds. Filip Forsberg took the game to overtime, registering his fifth 20-goal season,... Read More

9 months ago

Patrice Bergeron Produces Three Points On Saturday

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron had a great game on Saturday against the Kings, capping off a three-point performance with a game-winning goal in overtime. He made it 5-4 in the middle of the extra frame on a power play, with Torey Krug picking up his second assist of the game. Brad Marchand had a... Read More

9 months ago

Rasmus Dahlin Picks Up 30th Point

Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin picked up an assist in Saturday's 3-1 win over Detroit, reaching the 30-point mark for the season. He became just the fifth defenseman in NHL history to collect at least 30 points before his 19th birthday. Dahlin has recorded a third of his points since the turn of the year,... Read More

9 months ago


Alex DeBrincat Scores Twice In Hawks Win

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Alex DeBrincat had two goals -- one on a power play -- to help the team stretch their winning streak to six games on Thursday against the Canucks. Patrick Kane extended his point streak to 13 games with an assist, Dylan Strome registered three helpers and Jonathan Toews came up with... Read More

10 months ago

Josh Anderson Scores Game-Winner Versus Coyotes

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Josh Anderson scored the game-winning goal on a power play in Thursday's 4-2 success over Arizona. He also had an assist on a David Savard goal, which made it 2-0, but the Coyotes fought back with markers from Jordan Oesterle and Conor Garland. The latter has now scored nine goals... Read More

10 months ago

Taurean Prince, Trae Young Share Top-Scorer Tag

Atlanta Hawks small forward Taurean Prince and point guard Trae Young were the team's best scorers in Thursday's loss to Toronto, finishing with 19 points. Price had a great shooting night and went 5-for-8 from deep, but ended up with a team-worst minus-25. Young was minus-23 and shot 7-for-14 from the field, wrapping things up... Read More

10 months ago

John Collins Notches Third Straight Double-Double

Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins recorded his third straight double-double on Thursday, ending up with 12 points and 12 rebounds in a loss to Toronto. He shot 5-for-11 from the floor with a 1-for-3 record from downtown. Collins recently had a five-game streak without a double-double, but overall, he's been a great source for... Read More

10 months ago

Kyle Lowry Finishes Thursday's Win With Double-Double

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry posted his 14th double-double of the season on Thursday, picking up 13 points and 13 assists in a win against the Hawks. Meanwhile, Serge Ibaka saw his double-double streak end at seven games as he finished with 12 points and five rebounds. Lowry did some very good work on... Read More

10 months ago


Fred VanVleet Scores Career-High 30 Points On Thursday

Toronto Raptors point guard Fred Vanvleet was back in the starting unit on Thursday and he ended up dropping a career-high 30 points on Atlanta, shooting 11-for-22 from the field, including 4-for-11 from deep. He added six assists and five rebounds, while also leading the team in plus/minus with a plus-32. VanVleet had struggled at... Read More

10 months ago

Pascal Siakam Puts Up Big-Boy Numbers Versus Hawks

Toronto Raptors power forward Pascal Siakam had a great game on Thursday against the Hawks, finishing a 119-101 win with a career-high 33 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block. He shot 12-for-20 from the field and 7-for-9 from the line. Following the trade deadline, Toronto had only nine players available and... Read More

10 months ago

Pavel Buchnevich Registers Two Assists In Nice Comeback Victory

New York Rangers winger Pavel Buchnevich played a big part in Wednesday's 4-3 shootout win over Boston, finishing with two assists. The young Russian registered both of his helpers in the third period when the Rangers were two goals down. Kevin Hayes cut the deficit to one before Filip Chytil's power-play goal took the game... Read More

10 months ago

Nemanja Bjelica Misses Only Once Against Rockets

Sacramento Kings forward Nemanja Bjelica almost had a perfect shooting night against the Rockets on Wednesday, missing just one of his seven attempts from the field. He went 3-for-4 from behind the arc and finished with 15 points, six rebounds, and two assists. Bjelica has been very inconsistent for a while, but as long as... Read More

10 months ago

Buddy Hield Has Double-Double In Losing Effort

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield had a rare double-double -- only his third of the season -- in Wednesday's loss to the Rockets, scoring 20 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. He went 8-for-17 from the field and 3-for-10 from behind the arc. Marvin Bagley also reached a double-double in the game, finishing with 10... Read More

10 months ago


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