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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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Chris Paul Finds His Way To Double-Double Column Again

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul recorded a 15-point, 12-assist double-double in Sunday's win over Boston, shooting 4-for-10 from the field and 3-for-8 from downtown. He also had six rebounds, three steals, and one block. CP3 now has five double-doubles across the last 10 games, helping the Rockets to a 7-3 record during the stretch.... Read More

9 months ago

Eric Gordon Nails Eight Triples Against Boston

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon matched his season high with eight triples on Sunday against Boston, shooting 11-for-18 overall from the field on his way to 32 points. He and James Harden ended up scoring 74 points in a 115-104 win. Gordon had missed the previous game with a sore knee, but he looked... Read More

9 months ago

James Harden Scores 42 Points Before Fouling Out

Houston Rockets guard James Harden was forced to the sidelines late in the game against Boston on Sunday when he fouled out, but the damage was already done by him. The Beard had 42 points with six triples and 14-for-31 overall shooting. He went 8-for-9 from the line as well, while picking up seven rebounds,... Read More

9 months ago

Brad Richardson Explodes For Four Goals In Thursday's Win

Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson had a very special game on Thursday against Vancouver, scoring four goals against his former team in a 5-2 win. He became the second player in Coyotes history to score four times in a game, joining Keith Tkachuk. Linemates Vinnie Hinostroza and Richard Panik enjoyed the ride alongside Richardson as... Read More

9 months ago

Roope Hintz Wins It For Stars In Overtime Against Kings

Dallas Stars left wing Roope Hintz scored in a second consecutive game on Thursday, netting in overtime to help the team past the Los Angeles Kings 4-3. Dallas overcame a big night by Anze Kopitar who had two goals and an assist. Tyler Seguin, Mattias Janmark and Radek Faksa also scored for the Stars. Hintz's... Read More

9 months ago


DeMarcus Cousins Notches Another Double-Double

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins logged a season-high 32 minutes on Thursday against Orlando, which helped him register his fourth consecutive double-double. He finished with 21 points and 11 rebounds, shooting a solid 8-for-16 from the field, even though he missed all four attempts from three-point land. Cousins ended the month strongly, producing back-to-back... Read More

9 months ago

Stephen Curry Scores 33 Points In Loss To Orlando

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry delivered 33 points on Thursday against the Magic, but his shot was off and he couldn't save the team from a 103-96 loss. He shot 12-for-33 from the field, including 5-for-17 from downtown. Steph ended up completely disappearing in the fourth, shooting just 1-for-6. The Warriors have struggled... Read More

9 months ago

Terrence Ross Gets Back On Track Thursday Night

Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross bounced back from a three-point dud with a 16-point effort against the Warriors on Thursday. He didn't really shoot all that well, going 5-for-14 from the field, but he had four triples which hurt Golden State badly. Ross ended up logging 27 minutes off the bench and he capped... Read More

9 months ago

Nikola Vucevic Extends Double-Double Streak To Nine Games

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic collected his ninth consecutive double-double on Thursday, finishing a 103-98 win over Golden State with 12 points and 13 rebounds. He added six assists and three blocks as well. It was a poor shooting night for Vuc, as he went only 4-for-15 from the field, but it was still a... Read More

9 months ago

Aaron Gordon Shines Against Warriors

Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon lead the team in scoring with 22 points in Thursday's win over the Warriors, shooting 9-for-15 from the field and 2-for-5 from downtown. He also grabbed a team-high 15 rebounds for his second double-double of the month. Gordon had a quiet February, with his shooting taking a major hit,... Read More

9 months ago


Carl Soderberg Nets Shootout Winner Against Vancouver

Colorado Avalanche center Carl Soderberg scored the decisive shootout goal in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen took care of business in regulation. MacKinnon, Rantanen and Gabriel Landeskog have made up a red-hot line this season, but Soderberg has quietly had a successful run as well, registering a career-high... Read More

9 months ago

Corey Crawford Makes Winning Return

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford returned from a concussion on Wednesday, picking up his seventh win of the season against the Ducks with a 4-3 result. Alex DeBrincat scored a pair, Artem Anisimov provided a short-handed goal and Patrick Kane got on the scoresheet as well. Crawford, who last played on Dec. 16, has an... Read More

9 months ago

Nicolas Batum Continues Good Form On Wednesday

Charlotte Hornets guard/forward Nicolas Batum pulled out another good fantasy line on Wednesday against the Rockets to continue his recent good form. He had 17 points with eight rebounds, six assists, two steals and two blocks, shooting 7-for-13 from the field and 3-for-5 from downtown. Batum has been sleepwalking for most of the season, but... Read More

9 months ago

Kemba Walker Has 35 Points In Losing Effort

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker looked unguardable in the opening half against the Rockets on Wednesday, scoring 27 of his 35 points in the first 24, but he was held in check during the latter half of the game. He's now managed at least 30 points in 19 games so far, but 12 of... Read More

9 months ago

Chris Paul Plays Important Part At Both Ends

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul played a key role both offensively and defensively in Wednesday's win over Charlotte, recording a double-double while also shutting down Kemba Walker in the second half. Kemba had 27 points in the first half, but he was limited to only eight in the second when CP3 started to guard... Read More

9 months ago


Clint Capela Notches Big Double-Double At Charlotte

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela became the latest big to take advantage of Charlotte's poor interior defense, recording a 23-point, 17-rebound double-double on Wednesday. He shot 10-for-16 from the field and 3-for-4 from the line, while also extending his streak with at least one block to four games. Capela is averaging 13.8 points and 12.8... Read More

9 months ago

James Harden Gets Back To Scoring 30

Houston Rockets guard James Harden had a rough shooting night on Wednesday against Charlotte, but he still managed to register another 30-point game. He was just 1-for-11 from behind the arc, leaving a huge dent on his overall shooting which stood at 10-for-29. Harden was perfect from the line with nine attempts, and he had... Read More

9 months ago

T.J. Oshie Scores Twice In Big Win

Washington Capitals right wing T.J. Oshie reached the 20-goal mark with a pair of markers in Tuesday's big 7-2 win over Ottawa. He was one of seven Caps players to pick up multiple points. John Carlson registered the game-winner on a power play and Braden Holtby had 21 saves to improve his record for the... Read More

9 months ago

Paul George Has Another Ugly Night

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Paul George couldn't shoot himself out of a funk on Tuesday, nailing only seven of 24 shots from the field and going 3-for-14 from behind the arc. He finished with 25 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, and six steals. George crushed the Jazz with a 45-point performance following the All-Star... Read More

9 months ago

Russell Westbrook Misses Triple-Double By One Assist

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook was one assist short of another triple-double on Tuesday, recording 22 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists in a 121-112 loss to the Nuggets. He shot 8-for-14 from the field, including 2-for-5 from downtown. It was also his second consecutive game with seven turnovers. Westbrook collected 11 straight... Read More

9 months ago


Jamal Murray Gets Going Again Versus Thunder

Denver Nuggets point guard Jamal Murray had a very good outing on Tuesday against Russell Westbrook and the Thunder, scoring 20 points on 8-for-15 shooting, sinking four shots from deep. He hadn't scored 20-plus since Feb. 8. Murray's workday also included five assists and five rebounds, and he gave up the ball just once in... Read More

9 months ago

Will Barton Scores Season-High 23 Points Tuesday Night

Denver Nuggets guard/forward Will Barton was very active offensively in Tuesday's win over OKC, scoring a season-high 23 points on 9-for-16 shooting. He went 1-for-4 from downtown and 4-for-4 from the line while picking up five assists and three rebounds. Barton has steadily improved since returning to the court following a lengthy spell on the... Read More

9 months ago

Nikola Jokic Puts On Show Against OKC

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic recorded his eighth game of the season with at least 30 points on Tuesday, leading the team to a 121-112 win over OKC with 36 points. He had four triples and shot 11-for-25 from the floor, adding 10 points from the line with 13 attempts. The Joker also flirted with... Read More

9 months ago

Jacob Markstrom Gets First Shutout Of The Season

Vancouver Canucks goaltender Jacob Markstrom stopped all 29 shots against the Ducks on Monday, recording his first shutout of the season in a 4-0 win. Bo Horvat scored twice, while Alex Biega and Nikolay Goldobin managed to get on the scoresheet as well. The Ducks have now scored fewer than three goals in 11 of... Read More

9 months ago

Dwight Powell Scores Career-High 24 Points On Monday

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell couldn't be stopped by the Clippers on Monday, as he finished with a career-high 24 points on nearly perfect shooting. He played a team-high 37 minutes and missed just once with 11 field goal attempts. Powell put in some hard work in other categories as well, notching eight rebounds, four... Read More

9 months ago


Luka Doncic Returns With Fourth Triple-Double

Dallas Mavericks small forward Luka Doncic registered his fourth triple-double on Monday after returning to the court following a two-game absence. He had 28 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds in a 121-112 loss to the Clippers, shooting 7-for-12 from the field and 10-for-12 from the charity stripe. He also had his best performance of... Read More

9 months ago

Patrick Beverley Flirts With Triple-Double Versus Mavs

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Patrick Beverley almost notched a triple-double in Monday's win against the Mavs, ending up with 17 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. He shot 5-for-13 from the field, with all his makes coming from deep, and 2-for-4 from the line. Beverley went into the game ice-cold, having scored a combined... Read More

9 months ago

Lou Williams Collects Double-Double In Monday's Win

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams recorded his seventh double-double of the year on Monday, finishing a 121-112 win over Dallas with 21 points and 10 assists. He had a tough shooting night, going 7-for-23 from the field, but still finished with a team-best plus-18 rating. Williams had three rebounds and three steals as well.... Read More

9 months ago

Montrezl Harrell Explodes For Career-High 32 Points

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Montrezl Harrell bounced back superbly from an eight-point dud posted on Sunday against Denver, scoring a career-high 32 points in Monday's win over Dallas. He had eight dunks and shot 14-for-17 overall from the field. Harrell's stat line also included five rebounds, five assists, and two blocks. The Louisville product... Read More

9 months ago

Clayton Keller Ends Lengthy Goal Drought In Sunday's Win

Arizona Coyotes forward Clayton Keller scored his first goal since Jan. 20 on Sunday, helping the team beat Winnipeg 4-1. Brad Richardson, Lawson Crouse, and Josh Archibald were also on target for the Coyotes, while Patrik Laine provided the lone goal for the Jets. Keller, who went 13 games without a goal, has had a... Read More

9 months ago


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