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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 3636 articles so far, you can find them below.


Bradley Beal Scores 26 Points In London Versus Knicks

Washington Wizards shooting guard Bradley Beal had a slow start on Thursday in London against the Knicks, but he finished off strong and scored a game-high 26 points on 10-for-29 shooting. He was 2-for-9 from deep but made back-to-back triples at a key point in the fourth quarter to pull the Wizards back into the... Read More

1 year ago

Sean Couturier's Hat Trick Helps Flyers Beat Bruins

Philadelphia Flyers center Sean Couturier became the eighth player to score a natural hat trick this season on Wednesday, turning a 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 lead in an eventual 4-3 win over Boston. Peter Cehlarik has two goals -- his first ones of the season -- for the Bruins. Ivan Provorov and Claude Giroux... Read More

1 year ago

Marc Gasol, Mike Conley Struggle Against Milwaukee

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol and point guard Mike Conley were both far from their best on Wednesday against Milwaukee, as both finished with 14 points and combined a minus 59-rating. Conley was a game-worse minus-31 in just 23 minutes, shooting only 5-for-14 from the field. Gasol didn't do much better, finishing with 5-for-13 shooting.... Read More

1 year ago

Omri Casspi Leads Memphis In Scoring Wednesday Night

Memphis Grizzlies small forward Omri Casspi lead the team in scoring on Wednesday against Milwaukee, producing 17 points on 7-for-13 shooting in 36 minutes off the bench. He shot 1-for-3 from deep and 2-for-4 from the line, adding six rebounds and a couple of assists. Justin Holiday started at small forward, but he picked up... Read More

1 year ago

Khris Middleton Leads Bucks In Efficiency On Wednesday

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton had only 11 points in Wednesday's 111-101 road win over Memphis, but he played a very efficient game, finishing with a team-best plus-28 rating in 27 minutes. He made all three of his free throws and shot 4-for-8 from the field while registering six rebounds, five assists, and one... Read More

1 year ago


Eric Bledsoe Produces Big Third Quarter Versus Memphis

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe played a key role in Wednesday's win over Memphis, turning a tight game into a comfortable win with a 12-point third quarter. He finished the game off with 16 points on 5-for-13 shooting, adding four assists and three steals. Bledsoe was perfect from the line with a 4-for-4 record... Read More

1 year ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Has 27 Points In 22 Minutes

Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo needed only 22 minutes to score a game-high 27 points on Wednesday against the Grizzlies. He finished 10-for-14 from the field and 7-for-8 from the line, grabbing 11 boards and adding three assists, two blocks, and one steal. Giannis would've produced a monster line if Memphis had managed to keep... Read More

1 year ago

Cam Atkinson Extends Goal Streak Versus Devils

Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Cam Atkinson posted his second consecutive multi-point outing in Tuesday's 4-1 win over New Jersey, extending his goal streak to three games and picking up one assist. Linemates Artemi Panarin and Pierre-Luc Dubois also had a goal and an assist, with the latter scoring on a power play. Boone Jenner... Read More

1 year ago

Andrei Vasilevskiy Gets Another Shutout On Tuesday

Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy had a flawless performance against Dallas on Tuesday, recording a 35-save shutout in a 2-0 win. Ondrej Palat and Mikhail Sergachev produced the goals. Vasilevskiy now has three shutouts for the season, with two of them coming in his last four starts. The Russian improved his record to 19-5-2,... Read More

1 year ago

Kyle Connor Produces Three Points In Win Over Vegas

Winnipeg Jets left wing Kyle Connor made sure that the team would get their revenge against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday, finishing a 4-1 win with three points. He had two goals -- including a shorty -- and one assist. Mark Scheifele had two points with a goal and an assist, while Blake Wheeler... Read More

1 year ago


Jabari Parker Leads Bulls In Scoring Versus Lakers

Chicago Bulls forward Jabari Parker missed only three shots on his way to leading the team with 18 points on Tuesday against the Lakers. Lauri Markkanen had 17 points, while Zach LaVine finished with only 10. Parker was 7-for-10 from the field in 17 minutes on the floor, including 2-for-4 from deep. He grabbed three... Read More

1 year ago

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Scores 17 Points In Fifth Start

Los Angeles Lakers shooting guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returned to the starting lineup for Tuesday's clash with the Bulls, producing a solid 17 points. However, his fifth start of the season was far from an impressive outing, as Caldwell-Pope shot just 4-for-11 from the field and 1-for-6 from behind the arc. His 8-for-10 record from the... Read More

1 year ago

Brandon Ingram Plays Very Productive 40 Minutes Against Bulls

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Brandon Ingram played a team-high 40 minutes on Tuesday against Chicago, and he had a very productive night, finishing with 16 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and one steal. He missed both attempts from deep but shot a solid 7-for-13 from the field and 2-for-4 from the line. Ingram has... Read More

1 year ago

Kyle Kuzma Notches Double-Double Versus Bulls

Los Angeles Lakers power forward Kyle Kuzma picked up his third double-double of the season on Tuesday, finishing a 107-100 win over Chicago with 16 points and 12 rebounds. It wasn't a great shooting performance from Kuzma, who finished 6-for-15 from the field and 1-for-6 from deep, but he played an effective game, recording a... Read More

1 year ago

Lonzo Ball Leads Lakers In Scoring On Tuesday

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Lonzo Ball was the team's leading scorer in Tuesday's win over Chicago, scoring 19 points on 8-for-17 shooting. He notched 13 points in the second half and shot 3-for-7 from deep. Ball also picked up eight rebounds, six assists and a pair of steals with three turnovers. Lonzo has had... Read More

1 year ago


Jeff Petry Nets OT Winner Versus Bruins

Montreal Canadiens defenseman Jeff Petry provided the winning goal in Monday's 3-2 success against the Bruins. He scored 15 seconds into overtime after David Krejci's late power-play goal had taken the game past regulation. Petry also picked up an assist on the team's opening goal scored by Brendan Gallagher. Paul Byron, who had a short-handed... Read More

1 year ago

David Perron Extends Point Streak With 16th Goal

St. Louis Blues left wing David Perron extended his career-best point streak to 11 games with a goal in Monday's 4-1 road win at Washington. The Blues fell behind early through an Alex Ovechkin power-play goal, but a three-goal second period pushed things in their favor. Vladimir Tarasenko had his second consecutive multi-point night with... Read More

1 year ago

Al-Farouq Aminu Grabs Seventh Double-Double

Portland Trail Blazers power forward Al-Farouq Aminu had a second consecutive strong rebounding night on Monday against the Kings, recording his seventh double-double of the year with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He was the only Blazer in double-double form, as Jusuf Nurkic managed to add just six points to his 11 rebounds. Aminu rarely... Read More

1 year ago

Damian Lillard's 35 Points Not Enough Against Kings

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard scored 35 points on Monday, but it wasn't enough to beat the Kings. C.J. McCollum had only six points, so Dame needed to carry a heavier load offensively, shooting 11-for-27 from the field, while going 4-for-12 from deep. Lillard had five assists, but he also committed six turnovers.... Read More

1 year ago

Marvin Bagley Picks Up Double-Double In Monday's Win

Sacramento Kings power forward Marvin Bagley registered his fifth career double-double on Monday, finishing a 115-107 win over Portland with 13 points and 11 rebounds. He played 24 minutes off the bench and shot 6-for-12 from the field. Bagley is slowly working his way back into shape after missing 11 games with a knee problem.... Read More

1 year ago


De'Aaron Fox Posts Decent Line Despite Poor Shooting

Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox was cold from the field on Monday against Portland, but he still finished with 16 points, nine assists, and two steals. Fox was just 3-for-11 from the field, but he shot 9-for-10 from the line. It was a tough night, but he remained fully focused, recording his first game... Read More

1 year ago

Buddy Hield Has 19 Points Against Portland

Sacramento Kings shooting guard Buddy Hield missed only three shots on his way to 19 points in Monday's win over Portland. He was 7-for-10 from the field with a 2-for-4 success rate from downtown. Hield also sank all three free throws and grabbed seven rebounds. Bogdan Bogdanovic backed him up off the bench with 18... Read More

1 year ago

Loui Eriksson Picks Up Three Points Against Panthers

Vancouver Canucks left wing Loui Eriksson ended an eight-game dry spell with a three-point performance in Sunday's 5-1 win over Florida. He scored the opening goal and dished out two assists for his second three-point game of the season. Eriksson, a former 30-goal-scorer, has been off form ever since moving to Vancouver in 2016-17. He... Read More

1 year ago

Austin Rivers Shines In Sunday's Loss

Houston Rockets point guard Austin Rivers had a very successful night on Sunday against Orlando, shooting 10-for-14 from the field on his way to a season-high 25 points. He was 4-for-7 from deep and made his only attempt from the line. Rivers finished things off with a couple of assists and one steal. Chris Paul... Read More

1 year ago

James Harden Sees Three-Pointers Streak End In Awful Fashion

Houston Rockets guard James Harden, who had made at least five three-pointers in 12 consecutive games, couldn't stretch the streak any further on Sunday against Orlando, finishing a shocking 1-for-17 from behind the arc. He tied Damon Stoudamire for most missed triples in a single game throughout league history. However, Harden still managed to get... Read More

1 year ago


Evan Fournier Gets 19 Points Against Rockets

Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier tallied 19 points in Sunday's win over Houston, shooting 6-for-11 from the field and 6-for-6 from the line. The Frenchman, who played a team-high 37 minutes, had a tough time from deep with a 1-for-4 success rate, but it was a solid night overall, which also included five rebounds... Read More

1 year ago

Aaron Gordon Produces Another Strong Performance

Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon continued his recent good stretch with a 22-point, eight-rebound outing against the Rockets on Sunday. He also had five assists and two steals, while shooting 8-for-15 from the field and 2-for-3 from deep. Gordon has now scored 20-plus points in back-to-back games and he has two double-doubles in his... Read More

1 year ago

Nikola Vucevic Comes Just Short Of Another Double-Double

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic was only one rebound short of his 29th double-double of the season in Sunday's win over Houston, finishing with 22 points and nine boards. He added six rebounds and one steal to his tally while shooting 9-for-16 from the field and 1-for-3 from behind the arc. Vuc now faces Detroit... Read More

1 year ago

Luke Kornet Scores 23 Points Off The Bench

New York Knicks power forward Luke Kornet was the team's most effective player in Sunday's loss to the Sixers, finishing with a plus-25 rating and scoring 23 points on 7-for-13 shooting. He was 3-for-8 from behind the arc and went 6-for-8 with his freebies. Kornet also had five rebounds, five assists and one steal in... Read More

1 year ago

Kevin Knox Posts New Career High With 31 Points

New York Knicks small forward Kevin Knox shot 12-for-23 from the field and had a career-high 31 points in Sunday's loss to Philadelphia. He was 4-for-9 from downtown and finished 3-for-4 from the line. Knox polished his line with seven rebounds and two steals. The rookie from Kentucky had been a bit quiet since the... Read More

1 year ago


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