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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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Casey DeSmith Gets 30th Start Of The Season

Pittsburgh Penguins goaltender Casey DeSmith will make his 30th start of the season on Thursday against Buffalo. He has a 14-11-5 record so far with a 2.86 goals-against average and a .914 save percentage. DeSmith has yet to allow fewer than three goals in eight starts since the turn of the year, but the Sabres... Read More

10 months ago

Carter Hutton Earns Trust For Pens Visit

Buffalo Sabres goaltender Carter Hutton will guard the cage on Thursday against the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins. The veteran netminder impressed at the start of the season, but the team has been in a tailspin for a while, so you should look for a better option in goal for tonight. Hutton has won only three outings... Read More

10 months ago

Wayne Ellington Continues Good Run As Starter

Detroit Pistons shooting guard Wayne Ellington did what he did best -- sink three-pointers -- on Wednesday against Miami, finishing with 11 points. He shot 3-for-7 from the field, with all of his attempts coming from downtown. The veteran guard, who was snapped up on Feb. 9 as a free agent, also had a pair... Read More

10 months ago

Blake Griffin, Andre Drummond Struggle Against Miami

Detroit Pistons power forward Blake Griffin and center Andre Drummond both struggled Wednesday night against Miami, combining for only 18 points. Griffin had 13 points and a game-worst minus-32 rating, while Drummond managed just five points and nine rebounds. He missed a chance to join Griffin, Kevin Love, Dwight Howard, and Russell Westbrook as players... Read More

10 months ago

Josh Richardson Racks Up Stats On Wednesday

Miami Heat guard Josh Richardson had a very productive night against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, recording 13 points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals and one block in 31 minutes on the floor. He shot 5-for-10 from the field and 2-for-3 from behind the arc. The Miami backcourt is crowded, but Richardson has been... Read More

10 months ago


Hassan Whiteside Maintains Double-Double Form Versus Pistons

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside has been relegated to the bench in recent times, but that hasn't kept him away from double-doubles. Whiteside had 13 points and 11 rebounds in Wednesday's win over Detroit to log his third double-double in the last four games. He shot 6-for-12 from the field and recorded one block as... Read More

10 months ago

Justise Winslow Leads Heat In Scoring On Wednesday

Miami Heat small forward Justise Winslow shot 7-for-11 from the field, including 2-for-4 from downtown, to lead the team in scoring with 16 points in Wednesday's win over Detroit. He produced five rebounds, two assists, and two steals as well. Winslow has developed into an all-around fantasy contributor, averaging 12.6 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists... Read More

10 months ago

Johnny Gaudreau Collects Six Points In Tuesday's Big Win

Calgary Flames left wing Johnny Gaudreau became the first player since 2013 to register six points in a single NHL game on Tuesday, finishing a 9-4 win over New Jersey with three goals and three assists. Elias Lindholm and Sean Monahan both had a goal and three assists, while Derek Ryan produced two goals and... Read More

10 months ago

Jakob Silfverberg Continues Hot Streak On Tuesday

Anaheim Ducks right wing Jakob Silfverberg extended his point streak to six games on Tuesday, scoring his 20th goal of the season in a 3-2 win over Nashville. Ryan Getzlaf and Daniel Sprong scored as well, with Filip Forsberg netting a couple of power-play markers late in the third for Nashville. With the team struggling,... Read More

10 months ago

Dwight Powell Continues Strong Stretch On Tuesday

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell scored 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds on Tuesday against the Spurs to continue his strong start to the month. Powell is averaging 16.8 points, 7.2 rebounds, and three assists in March, playing 33 minutes per game. He logged a team-high 39 minutes on Tuesday, and he'll likely be heavily... Read More

10 months ago


Jalen Brunson Scores Career-High 34 Points

Dallas Mavericks point guard Jalen Brunson carried the team's offense on Tuesday against San Antonio, scoring a career-high 34 points on 12-for-16 shooting. He was perfect with his seven free throw attempts while shooting 3-for-6 from downtown. Luka Doncic was limited to just 12 points, so the Mavs needed somebody to step up, and Brunson... Read More

10 months ago

Derrick White Impresses Once More

San Antonio Spurs point guard Derrick White produced another good all-around performance on Tuesday against Dallas, scoring 23 points and registering seven assists, three rebounds, and three steals. He shot a very good 10-for-16 from the field, nailing three of five attempts from deep. White has grown in confidence throughout the season, and he's become... Read More

10 months ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Continues Good Scoring Streak

San Antonio Spurs forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge kept his shooting hand hot on Tuesday, scoring 20-plus points for a seventh consecutive time. He ended up with 28, shooting 11-for-19 from the field and 6-for-6 from the charity stripe. Aldridge added seven rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block to his line. The 13-year veteran has... Read More

10 months ago

DeMar DeRozan Drops 33 Points Versus Mavs

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard DeMar DeRozan had a very good offensive outing on Tuesday against Dallas, finishing a 112-105 win with a team-high 33 points. He shot 11-for-19 from the field and a perfect 11-for-11 from the line. DeRozan also picked up six assists, four rebounds, and four steals. The Spurs are streaking, and... Read More

10 months ago

Martin Jones Stays Perfect Versus Wild

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones saved all 24 shots that he faced in Monday's 3-0 win over Minnesota, recording his third shutout of the season. Barclay Goodrow, Tomas Hertl and Logan Couture registered the goals as San Jose extended their winning streak to five games. Jones has been immense during the streak, producing a... Read More

10 months ago


Evander Kane Missing Road Trip Due To Personal Reasons

San Jose Sharks left wing Evander Kane, who's been out since Feb. 26, will miss the team's two-game road trip this week due to personal reasons. Kane went out with a bang two weeks ago, picking up 31 penalty minutes in a 4-1 loss to Boston before the team listed him out with a mid-body... Read More

10 months ago

Martin Jones Seeks Fifth Straight Win On Monday

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones gets a chance to extend his winning streak to five games on Monday against the Minnesota Wild. He's been in top form during the streak, giving up 2.25 goals per game with a .920 save percentage. Jones has also done very well against the Wild this season, winning both... Read More

10 months ago

Victor Rask Returns To Wild Lineup On Monday

Minnesota Wild center Victor Rask (lower body) will make his return to the lineup on Monday after missing 12 games. He's set to center the second line with Zach Parise and Kevin Fiala. Rask missed the start of the season following an awful offseason kitchen accident, and he hasn't looked like himself all year, picking... Read More

10 months ago

Devan Dubnyk Tries To Bounce Back Versus Sharks

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk gets a chance to redeem himself on Monday against San Jose after performing horribly last Friday against Florida. He allowed three goals on seven shots and lasted only the opening period in a 6-2 loss to the Cats. It was a major disappointment for owners after Dubynk had shut out... Read More

10 months ago

Carl Grundstrom Scores Again On Sunday

Los Angeles Kings right wing Carl Grundstrom made it two goals in two career games on Sunday, netting a 3-2 game-winner against the Ducks. Dustin Brown and Kyle Clifford also scored for the Kings, who stormed to a 3-1 first-period lead. Daniel Sprong and Jakob Silfverberg were the scorers for Anaheim. Grundstrom came over from... Read More

10 months ago


Terrence Ross Picks Up Something Of Everything On Sunday

Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross provided a nice all-around performance on Sunday against Memphis, picking up 15 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in 28 minutes off the bench. He ended up as the team's second-leading scorer behind Nikola Vucevic, shooting 5-for-13 from the field and 3-for-9 from behind the... Read More

10 months ago

Nikola Vucevic Stretches Double-Double Streak To Four Game

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic couldn't help his team beat the Grizzlies on Sunday, but he at least had some personal success, posting his fourth consecutive double-double with a team-high 26 points and 10 rebounds. Vuc is now tied for third with Joel Embiid in double-doubles, having collected 49 of them. Andre Drummond leads the... Read More

10 months ago

Jonas Valanciunas Matches Season High With Four Blocks

Memphis Grizzlies center Jonas Valanciunas doubled his blocks tally for the month on Sunday, swatting away four Orlando shots in a 105-97 win. He had a nice all-around performance in 25 minutes, adding 12 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and one steal. The big Lithuanian has fitted in very well in Memphis, averaging 18.5 points... Read More

10 months ago

Avery Bradley Plays Big Minutes Despite Injury

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Avery Bradley overcame an ankle problem to play a game-high 37 minutes against the Magic on Sunday, scoring 21 points on 8-for-17 shooting. He was 3-for-8 from deep while adding three assists, three rebounds and two steals to his stat line. Bradley has looked like a completely different player in Memphis... Read More

10 months ago

Mike Conley Produces Big Fourth Quarter In Sunday's Win

Memphis Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley took over in the fourth against Orlando on Sunday, scoring 14 points and leading the team to a 105-97 victory. He had 26 points overall on 8-for-18 shooting with eight assists, five rebounds, and one steal. Conley has looked very sharp lately, scoring at least 26 points in all... Read More

10 months ago


Patrice Bergeron Bags Pair Of Goals Against Panthers

Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron registered his fifth multi-goal performance of the season on Thursday, helping the team beat Florida 4-3. Brad Marchand had three assists. Bergeron got the B's on the board with a short-handed goal 8:50 into the third and he scored a dramatic game-winner in the dying seconds after Florida blew a... Read More

11 months ago

Jonathan Huberdeau's Three-Point Night Not Enough For Cats

Florida Panthers forward Jonathan Huberdeau had his seventh game of the season with at least three points on Thursday, but his efforts weren't enough against Boston, who extended their winning streak to five games with a 4-3 result. Huberdeau helped Aleksander Barkov to start the scoring on a power play before bagging a pair himself.... Read More

11 months ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Stays Hot In Wednesday's Win

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury continued to frustrate the opposition on Wednesday, stopping 33 of 34 shots in a 2-1 win against Calgary. Fleury tied Jacques Plante for eighth place on the NHL's all-time list with his 437th career win. After producing back-to-back shutouts in his previous two starts, Fleury also recorded the longest... Read More

11 months ago

John Collins Returns With Double-Double

Atlanta Hawks power forward John Collins was back on the court on Wednesday after missing three games, and he performed very well, posting his 25th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. He shot 6-for-11 from the field and 6-for-7 from the line. Collins was out with an illness and his minutes... Read More

11 months ago

Trae Young Leads Hawks With 22 Points On Wednesday

Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young shot a poor 8-for-24 from the field, including 1-for-7 from downtown against the Spurs on Wednesday, but he still managed to get past the 20-point mark, finishing a 111-104 loss with 22 points. He added six rebounds and four assists to his line. Young has cooled off quite a... Read More

11 months ago


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