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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 3673 articles so far, you can find them below.


Devon Toews Notches Three Points Against Washington

New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews had a big game on Saturday, finishing a 6-4 loss to Washington with three points. He scored the team's final goal and dished out two assists. Anthony Beauvillier also had a pair of helpers in the game, Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas and Jordan Eberle took care of the other... Read More

1 week ago

Alex Ovechkin Scores Another Hat Trick On Saturday

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin followed up his Thursday's hat trick against the Devils with another one on Saturday vs. the Islanders, helping the team win 6-4. Carl Hagelin, Tom Wilson, and Jakub Vrana also scored for the Caps, who produced a five-goal third period. Ovechkin is now among the 10 best goal-scorers in... Read More

1 week ago

Andrei Vasilevskiy Stretches Winning Streak To 10 Starts

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy extended his personal winning streak to 10 games on Friday with a 7-1 victory over Winnipeg. He finished the game with 30 saves, improving his record for the season to 24-9-2. The 25-year-old Russian is now only the fourth goalie in league history to record winning streaks of 10-plus... Read More

1 week ago

Anthony Cirelli, Nikita Kucherov Produce Five Goals Friday Night

Tampa Bay Lightning forwards Anthony Cirelli and Nikita Kucherov crushed Winnipeg on Friday night, combining for five goals in a 7-1 win. Cirelli scored his first career hat trick and Kucherov found the net twice, Ondrej Palat finished the big victory with three assists. The Bolts are full of offensive talent, and Cirelli became the... Read More

1 week ago

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander Scores 18 Points With Eight Dimes

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander produced another all-around line in Friday's loss to Miami, notching 18 points, eight assists, six rebounds, and one steal. He was perfect at the line with six attempts but struggled from the field with 5-for-13 shooting. OKC won't get any rest and they will be back out there on... Read More

1 week ago


Danilo Gallinari Scores Game-High 27 Points With Seven Treys

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari drops seven treys on the Heat in Friday's matchup, finishing a 115-108 loss with a game-high 27 points on 7-for-15 shooting. He also had six rebounds, four assists and one steal in 33 minutes of action. The Italian has now scored 20-plus points in five consecutive outings, and he's... Read More

1 week ago

Jimmy Butler Does It All On Friday

Miami Heat guard/forward Jimmy Butler logged a very busy 34 minutes on Friday against OKC, notching 14 points, 10 rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and one block. He shot 3-for-8 from the field and 7-for-7 from the charity stripe. Butler has scored only a total of 26 points in the last two games, but he's... Read More

1 week ago

Kendrick Nunn Leads Heat With 22 Points

Miami Heat shooting guard Kendrick Nunn finished Friday's 115-108 win over the Thunder with a team-high 22 points on 9-for-17 shooting. He was 3-for-5 from deep, adding a pair of assists and rebounds with one steal. Nunn had a quiet start to 2020, but he's now scored at least 20 points in three games and... Read More

1 week ago

Bam Adebayo Cooks Up 21-8-5 Line

Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo had a very good game against OKC on Friday, finishing a 115-108 win with 21 points, eight rebounds and five assists. He added one block on the defensive end while shooting 7-for-11 from the field and 7-for-10 from the charity stripe. The Heat are set for a rematch with the... Read More

1 week ago

Anze Kopitar Records Three Point In Thursday's Loss

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar had a big night with three points on Thursday against Florida, but he couldn't lead the team to victory. The Kings found themselves 4-0 down before the Kopitar show started. He scored the final goal in a 4-3 loss and tallied two assists. Alex Iafallo continued his good form... Read More

2 weeks ago


Evgenii Dadonov Scores 20th Goal Of The Season

Florida Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov scored his 20th goal of the season on Thursday against the Kings, helping the team to a 4-3 victory. Frank Vatrano and Michael Matheson both scored in a second consecutive game, while Brian Boyle registered the eventual game-winner. Dadonov entered January with 14 goals, but he's now on a... Read More

2 weeks ago

Marcus Morris Returns To Lineup With 17-Point Effort

New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris was back on the court on Thursday after missing five games, finishing a 121-98 loss to Phoenix with 17 points on 4-for-11 shooting. It was a poor shooting night, but the former Sun was busy at the line with a 7-for-10 success rate. He added three rebounds, one assist,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Julius Randle Leads Knicks With 26 Points On Thursday

New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle shot 11-for-23 from the field on his way to a team-high 26 points in Thursday's loss to the Suns, adding six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. The former Laker has been balling out in recent weeks, as he finished off 2019 with a nice run of 30-point... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ricky Rubio Gets Close To Triple-Double Against Knicks

Phoenix Suns point guard Ricky Rubio was back in the lineup on Thursday after a one-game absence, crushing the Knicks with 25 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds. He added four steals and one block, shooting 10-for-18 from the field and 3-for-5 from downtown. The Spaniard has had some bumps on the road, but overall... Read More

2 weeks ago

Devin Booker Scores Game-High 29 Points Thursday Night

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker continued his hot scoring month with a game-high 29 points in Thursday's blowout win over the Knicks, shooting 9-for-17 from the field and 9-for-11 at the line. Sadly he was just 2-for-8 with the three-ball, so this could've easily been another 30-point game for him. Booker finished things off... Read More

2 weeks ago


Deandre Ayton Produces 20-20 Game Versus Knicks

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton had a monster game against the Knicks on Thursday, finishing a 121-98 win with 26 points and a career-high 21 rebounds. He shot 11-for-15 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 at the line, adding two assists and two blocks. Ayton clearly had a point to prove after coming off... Read More

2 weeks ago

Brayden Schenn Takes Point Streak To Five Games

St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn extended his point streak to five games with an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia. Justin Faulk, Ryan O'Reilly, and Alexander Steen scored for the Blues, Robert Thomas dished out two assists. Schenn started to cool down in December, but his numbers remain strong with 41 points... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jakub Voracek Wins It For Flyers In Overtime

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime victory against St. Louis. Tyler Pitlick, Michael Raffl, and Travis Konecny also found the net in the contest, Sean Couturier bagged two assists. The Flyers have generally struggled on the road this season but now managed to win in a tough... Read More

2 weeks ago

Quinn Cook Scores Game-High 22 Points Wednesday Night

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Quinn Cook produced his best performance of the season in Wednesday's loss to Orlando, scoring a game-high 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Troy Daniels and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both added 17 points, so the team was heavily carried by the bench in this one. Cook has proved that he's a baller... Read More

2 weeks ago

LeBron James Matches His Career High With 19 Assists

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James matched his career high with 19 assists in Wednesday's 119-118 loss to Orlando, adding 19 points on 7-for-19 shooting. He also had three rebounds and one steal with five turnovers. Anthony Davis (tailbone) remained out, so LeBron was forced to do heavy lifting again and his shot just wasn't... Read More

2 weeks ago


Nikola Vucevic Stays Quiet Against Lakers

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic cooled down in Wednesday's matchup against the Lakers, finishing a 119-118 win with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. He shot a nice 3-for-7 from outside but had a poor 7-for-18 shooting night overall. Vucevic has been a fantasy monster lately, so owners shouldn't worry too much.... Read More

2 weeks ago

Aaron Gordon Gets 21 Points In Wednesday's Win

Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon scored a very efficient 21 points in Wednesday's win over the Lakers, going 7-for-12 from the field and 6-for-8 at the line. He added six rebounds, three assists, and two steals while registering a team-best plus-10 rating. Gordon has had his ups and downs this season, but he's started... Read More

2 weeks ago

Markelle Fultz Posts Triple-Double Against Lakers

Orlando Magic point guard Markelle Fultz had a career night on Wednesday, finishing a 119-118 win over the Lakers with a superb 21-point, 11-rebound, 10-assist triple-double. He also had one steal and committed just one turnover in 33 minutes of action. His shot with 15 seconds to go iced the game for Orlando, and he... Read More

2 weeks ago

Elvis Merzlikins Posts 34-Save Shutout

Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Elvis Merzlikins saved all 34 shots in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Boston, becoming the second rookie in franchise history to post back-to-back shutouts. Alexander Wennberg, Kevin Stenlund and Riley Nash found the net in the contest. It looked like the Jackets will be in big trouble when Joonas Korpisalo (lower body)... Read More

2 weeks ago

Eric Gordon Scores Season-High 23 Points Tuesday Night

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon produced his best offensive game of the season on Tuesday, scoring a season-high 23 points off the bench in a loss to Memphis. He shot 9-for-19 from the field and 4-for-13 from behind the arc in 32 minutes of action, adding four rebounds, one assist, and one steal. Gordon... Read More

2 weeks ago


James Harden Gets 41 Points Against Memphis

Houston Rockets guard James Harden always seems to kill it against the Grizzlies, and he did it again on Tuesday with 41 points in a 121-110 loss, shooting 13-for-37 from the field and 5-for-19 from outside. The Beard managed to get close to 40 shots due to Russell Westbrook (rest) sitting this one out. He... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jaren Jackson Jr. Continues Successful Outside Shooting

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jaren Jackson Jr. finished Tuesday's win over Houston with 15 points on lowly 37.5 percent shooting, but he reached a big landmark by tying Mike Miller's franchise record with his 13th straight game with multiple three-pointers. Jackson Jr. was just 2-for-7 with the three-ball on Tuesday, but he's been quite hot... Read More

2 weeks ago

Dillon Brooks Sinks Six Treys Against Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Dillon Brooks had a big night from downtown on Tuesday, going 6-for-10 with the three-ball in a 121-110 win against the Rockets. He finished up with 24 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks, and one steal. Brooks is the best defender on this Grizzlies roster, but he's now also dropped 20-plus... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ja Morant Puts On A Show Against Rockets

Memphis Grizzlies point guard JA Morant made history in Tuesday's win over Houston, becoming the first-ever rookie to score at least 25 points while handing out eight or more assists and shooting 90 percent or better from the field. His only miss with 11 attempts came from downtown and he finished with 26 points, adding... Read More

2 weeks ago

Carey Price Records 46th Career Shutout

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price picked up his 46th career shutout with a 31-save performance in Monday's 2-0 win over Calgary. Jordan Weal and Ryan Poehling delivered the goals for the Habs, who have ended an ugly losing streak with two consecutive wins. Price is now tied with Ken Dryden for third place on the... Read More

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