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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 3339 articles so far, you can find them below.


DeMarcus Cousins Has Frustrating Night Against Boston

Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins endured a frustrating night on Tuesday against Boston, shooting only 4-for-12 from the field and missing all five attempts from deep. He ended up with 10 points and nine rebounds in 25 minutes on the floor. Cousins failed to cope with the frustration, as he got into a shoving... Read More

9 months ago

Kevin Durant Struggles On Tuesday

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant saw his run with at least 20 points end on 13 games on Tuesday, as he finished a blowout loss to Boston with just 18 points. He struggled all night, shooting only 5-for-16 from the field and coming up completely empty with five shots from downtown. Durant is generally... Read More

9 months ago

Stephen Curry Improves Shooting Against Boston

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry posted an ugly minus-21 rating in Tuesday's loss to Boston, but he at least regained his shooting stroke. After a few rough outings on the bounce -- especially from downtown -- Curry shot 8-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-10 from deep to finish with a team-high 23 points.... Read More

9 months ago

Kyrie Irving Puts Up Double-Double In Tuesday's Win

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving recorded his 17th double-double of the season on Tuesday, picking up 19 points and 11 assists in a blowout win against Golden State. He shot 7-for-15 from the field, including 2-for-5 from three-point land. Kyrie also had five rebounds and two steals in 30 minutes on the floor. Gordon... Read More

9 months ago

Gordon Hayward Scores Team-High 30 Points Against Warriors

Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward had one of his best games of the season on Tuesday, scoring a team-high 30 points off the bench in a 128-95 win against the Warriors. Hayward, who had combined only 26 points in the previous five games, shot 12-for-16 from the field and 4-for-6 from downtown, adding seven... Read More

9 months ago


Robin Lopez Picks Up 20 Points Against Pacers

Chicago Bulls center Robin Lopez continued his good start to the month on Tuesday, scoring 20 points on 9-for-18 shooting against Indiana. He had three blocks as well and was close to a double-double with nine rebounds. Lopez has become a decent fantasy asset over the last couple of months, scoring efficiently and doing some... Read More

9 months ago

Zach LaVine Scores 27 Points In Tuesday's Loss

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine ended up with 27 points on 10-for-22 shooting in a 105-96 loss to Indiana on Tuesday, sinking two of six attempts from deep. He's been shooting very well from downtown in recent outings, so his effort against the Pacers was a bit disappointing, but he did at least manage to... Read More

9 months ago

Myles Turner Gets Career-High Seven Blocks Versus Bulls

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner had a monster night defensively on Tuesday against Chicago, finishing with a career-high seven blocks. His shot was off, as he managed to hit only three of 11 attempts from the field, but he still managed to end a 14-game spell without a double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 11... Read More

9 months ago

Darren Collison Posts Another 20-Point Game

Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison made it back-to-back 20-point games on Tuesday, finishing a 105-96 win over Chicago with 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He went 3-for-5 from deep and recorded a team-high plus-12 rating, adding four rebounds, two assist and two steals to his tally. Collison has played very well over the last... Read More

9 months ago

Bojan Bogdanovic Stays Hot On Tuesday

Indiana Pacers small forward Bojan Bogdanovic continued his hot streak in Tuesday's 105-96 win over Chicago, scoring a team-high 27 points on 9-for-14 shooting. He only missed once from deep with five attempts and finished things off with six rebounds and a pair of steals. Bogdanovic has now scored at least 20 points in five... Read More

9 months ago


Blake Wheeler Puts Four Goals Past Blue Jackets

Winnipeg Jets right wing Blake Wheeler became the fifth player in franchise history to score four goals in a game on Sunday, taking over in the third to lead the team to a 5-2 win at Columbus. Mark Scheifele had three assists. The game was tied 2-2 before Wheeler scored his second of the night... Read More

9 months ago

Al Horford Misses Only One Shot Against Rockets

Boston Celtics center Al Horford was close to a perfect shooting night against the Rockets on Sunday, going 7-for-8 from the field and 4-for-4 from the line. His only miss ended up being a three-pointer. Horford finished things off with six rebounds and a pair of assists. Big Al has had a couple of disappointing... Read More

9 months ago

Kyrie Irving Finishes Sunday's Loss With 24 Points

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving had 24 points on 7-for-11 shooting in Sunday's 115-104 loss to the Rockets, dishing out six assists and grabbing nine rebounds. It was a good shooting night for Kyrie, but he ended up with a minus-17 rating in a disappointing loss. There's been many of those for the C's... Read More

9 months ago

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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 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

10 months ago


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