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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 3309 articles so far, you can find them below.

Jusuf Nurkic Extends Double-Double Streak

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic extended his double-double streak to three games on Saturday, needing only 24 minutes on the floor to post a nice 24-point, 10-rebound line against the Sixers. He shot 9-for-13 from the field in what was his fifth consecutive game with double-digit rebounds. Enes Kanter also dominated the paint with... Read More

10 months ago

Tom Wilson Seals The Deal Against Leafs

Washington Capitals right wing Tom Wilson registered his second game-winning goal of the season on Thursday, netting a short-handed goal in a 3-2 win over the Leafs. Wilson also had an assist on a Brett Connolly goal to record his seventh multi-point outing of the season. Alex Ovechkin scored on a power play, while Andreas... Read More

10 months ago

Cory Schneider Bags Third Win With Shutout

New Jersey Devils goaltender Cory Schneider extended his winning streak to three games on Thursday, stopping all shots in a 4-0 success over Ottawa. He has 30 saves in his 25th career shutout, improving his record for the season to 3-7-2. Schneider got off to a horrible start to the season, but he's starting to... Read More

10 months ago

Al Horford Gobbles Up Huge Double-Double On Thursday

Boston Celtics center Al Horford dominated against the Milwaukee Bucks, scoring 21 points and grabbing a season-high 17 rebounds. He had five assists, three blocks and two steals as well while committing zero turnovers in 37 minutes on the floor. Horford shot 8-for-21 from the field, including 2-for-6 from deep. Opposing bigs kill it regularly... Read More

10 months ago

Kyrie Irving Has Tough Time Against Bucks

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving struggled against the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday, shooting only 9-for-27 from the field. He was stuck on just 12 points ahead of the fourth quarter, but some solid work in the final frame pushed him to 22 points. Kyrie also had five assists, two steals and a pair of... Read More

10 months ago

Nikola Mirotic Has Eight Points In Bucks Debut

Milwaukee Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic made his team debut on Thursday, finishing a 98-97 win over Boston with eight points. Mirotic hadn't played for a month due to an injury, so his minutes were monitored and he logged only 14 minutes off the bench. He shot 3-for-7 from the field and 2-for-6 from downtown. His... Read More

10 months ago

Khris Middleton Bags Double-Double In Bucks Win

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton recorded a 15-point, 13-rebound double-double in Thursday's win over Boston. It wasn't a particularly good night for him, as he shot only 5-for-14 from the field, but he was there to sink an important triple in the final seconds and he shot a good 3-for-6 overall from deep. Middleton... Read More

10 months ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Has Big Fourth Quarter Versus Boston

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo registered his third consecutive game with at least 30 points on Thursday against Boston. He shot 11-for-19 from the field, and had 12 of his 30 points in the fourth quarter. Giannis also picked up 13 rebounds, six assists, two blocks, and one steal. Antetokounmpo has started to make a... Read More

10 months ago

Dylan Larkin, Andreas Athanasiou Combine For Four Goals

Detroit Red Wings forwards Dylan Larkin and Andreas Athanasiou provided all the offense in Wednesday's 5-4 overtime loss to Chicago. Larkin scored the team's first two before Athanasiou took things over in the third period. Anthony Mantha skated away with four assists. Larkin had one assist as well to cap off his third three-point night... Read More

10 months ago

Patrick Kane Keeps Streaking

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane stretched his point streak to 19 games on Wednesday, scoring twice in a 5-4 overtime win against Detroit. He now holds the two longest point streaks ever by a U.S.-born player. Erik Gustafsson finished the game with three assists. Kane has scored in four straight games, and he's collected... Read More

10 months ago

Roman Josi, Ryan Ellis Run The Show Versus Stars

Nashville Predators defensemen Roman Josi and Ryan Ellis both enjoyed three-point nights on Tuesday against Dallas in a 5-3 win. Josi scored a pair of goals -- including the game-winner -- and dished out one assist, while Ellis recorded three helpers. Brian Boyle, Filip Forsberg, and Rocco Grimaldi also scored for the Preds. Pekka Rinne... Read More

10 months ago

Ryan Miller Bags Another Win With Shutout

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller saved all 31 shots against the Wild on Tuesday in a 4-0 win, becoming the fourth goalie since 2013-14 to record a shutout at the age of 38 or older. The veteran netminder has posted back-to-back wins since returning to the crease to improve his record for the season to... Read More

10 months ago

Nikita Kucherov, Brayden Point Destroy Columbus

Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point combined four goals and eight points in Monday's 5-1 road victory at Columbus, with the Russian becoming the first player in franchise history to post three outings with four-plus points in a four-game span. He's recorded a ridiculous seven goals and 18 points in the last... Read More

10 months ago

Aleksander Barkov Runs Amok Sunday Versus Habs

Florida Panthers center Aleksander Barkov skated circles around the Montreal Canadiens on Sunday, finishing a 6-3 win with his second career hat trick and four points. His hatty included a goal of the year candidate and he also had a game-high seven shots. Barkov ended a brief, three-game dry spell with the outburst. Keith Yandle... Read More

10 months ago

Joe Pavelski Scores Game-Winner On Saturday

San Jose Sharks center Joe Pavelski popped up with a game-winning goal on Saturday against Vancouver, helping the team to a 3-2 victory. He also collected an assist in the game. Pavelski's linemates Timo Meier and Logan Couture posted the same line as well. Martin Jones had 32 saves in his 28th win of the... Read More

10 months ago

Jaroslav Halak Plays Perfectly On Friday Night

Boston Bruins goaltender Jaroslav Halak put in a top-notch shift on Friday against the Ducks, saving all 30 shots to register his fourth shutout of the year in a 3-0 win. Noel Acciari, Jake DeBrusk, and Chris Wagner scored the goals. Only Marc-Andre Fleury and Andrei Vasilevskiy have recorded more shutouts than Halak this season,... Read More

10 months ago

Trae Young Notches Another Double-Double

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young had a rough shooting night against the Knicks on Thursday, but he did manage to get another double-double with 16 points and 11 assists. He's been something of a double-double machine as of late, recording four of them in the last six games. Young's shooting has been hit or... Read More

10 months ago

Dewayne Dedmon Leads Hawks In Scoring Versus Knicks

Atlanta Hawks center Dewayne Dedmon went for 21 points in Thursday's loss to the Knicks, finishing as the team's leading scorer. John Collins had only eight points and the rest of the starters combined just 26. Dedmon dropped four three-point bombs on New York, shooting 6-for-10 overall from the field. He was quiet on the... Read More

10 months ago

Kadeem Allen Posts Another Good Line

New York Knicks guard Kadeem Allen continued his strong play in Thursday's win over Atlanta, coming just short of a double-double with 14 points and nine assists. He shot 5-for-9 from the field in 24 minutes off the bench. The Knicks have some injuries and they have gone into full tank mode, which gives obscure... Read More

10 months ago

DeAndre Jordan Gets Double-Double With Perfect Shooting

New York Knicks center DeAndre Jordan grabbed his 35th double-double of the season on Thursday against Atlanta, finishing with 10 points and 13 rebounds. He had a perfect shooting night, going 4-for-4 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line. By swatting away three shots, DJ recorded his fifth game with over two blocks as... Read More

10 months ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Scores Team-High 19 Points In Thursday's Win

New York Knicks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. helped the team end a franchise-worst, 18-game losing streak with a 19-point effort on Thursday. He played a very efficient game in a 106-91 win against the Hawks, missing just three of his 10 shots and committing only one turnover in 32 minutes on the floor. Smith... Read More

10 months ago

Jordan Binnington's Success Continues With Another Shutout

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington extended his winning streak to seven games on Thursday against Arizona, posting his third shutout of the season in the process. The rookie netminder stopped 21 shots in a 4-0 win. Vladimir Tarasenko scored half of the goals, becoming the third Blues player to earn a point in at... Read More

10 months ago

Patrick Kane Grabs Another Franchise Record

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane registered another franchise record to his name on Thursday, passing Stan Mikita for the longest assist streak in Blackhawks history. He had two assists and a goal in a 5-2 win over New Jersey. Kane is the seventh different player in league history to record an assist in 15... Read More

10 months ago

Mike Hoffman Has Two Points In Panthers Win

Florida Panthers left wing Mike Hoffman played a big part in Thursday's 3-2 shootout win over Calgary, registering a goal and an assist. Evgenii Dadonov also scored for the Cats, while Vincent Trocheck played the hero in the shootout. James Reimer pulled out a season-high 41 saves to improve his record to 11-10-5. Hoffman, who... Read More

10 months ago

Blake Griffin Scores 32 Points In Losing Effort

Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin will head to the All-Star break following back-to-back 30-point games after scoring a game-high 32 points in Wednesday's loss to Boston. He was busy on the line with an 8-for-12 record and he shot 10-for-19 from the field, including 4-for-8 from behind the arc. Griffin's stat line also included... Read More

10 months ago

Andre Drummond Continues Dominant Stretch

Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond couldn't help the team extend their winning streak on Wednesday, but he still posted dominant numbers against the Celtics with 21 points, 17 rebounds and four steals. He shot 8-for-14 from the field and 5-for-8 from the charity stripe. The Pistons have been winning lately and Drummond has looked like... Read More

10 months ago

Jayson Tatum Leads Celtics With 19 Points Wednesday Night

Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum shot 8-for-18 on his way to a team-high 19 points in Wednesday's win over Detroit. He was 3-for-8 from deep and finished things off with four rebounds, four assists, and two steals. Tatum has been on a nice run ahead of the All-Star break, averaging 20.4 points per game... Read More

10 months ago

Gordon Hayward Has Another Good Game On Wednesday

Boston Celtics guard/forward Gordon Hayward continued his recent strong stretch on Wednesday against the Pistons, recording 18 points, eight assists, five rebounds and one block in 34 minutes on the floor. He shot 5-for-8 from the field and 7-for-8 from the line. Hayward has finally looked like his old self in recent games, averaging 21... Read More

10 months ago

Al Horford Gets Close To Triple-Double Versus Pistons

Boston Celtics center Al Horford was close to triple-double numbers on Wednesday, finishing a 118-110 win over Detroit with 17 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists. He went 6-for-12 from the field, including 3-for-5 from downtown, while sinking a pair of free throws. Horford likely would like to postpone the All-Star break as he's had... Read More

10 months ago

Nick Cousins Continues Hot Streak Versus Vegas

Arizona Coyotes center Nick Cousins continued his recent hot streak on Tuesday against Vegas, finishing a 5-2 win with a goal and an assist. Richard Panik recorded the same line, while Derek Stepan, Vinnie Hinostroza, and Niklas Hjalmarsson all had two assists. Darcy Kuemper made 41 saves to improve his record for the season to... Read More

10 months ago

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