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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 3618 articles so far, you can find them below.

Devin Booker Continues 30-Plus Point Scoring Streak

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker recorded his fifth consecutive 30-plus point outing on Friday, helping the Suns beat New York 120-112 with a 38-point effort. He had a really good shooting night with a 14-for-27 mark form the field, which included a 2-for-5 success rate from downtown. Booker also added seven assists and three... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ryan Nugent-Hopkins Stays Hot With Another Goal

Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins continued his recent good run of form with his ninth goal of the season in Thursday's overtime loss to Buffalo. He finished off 2019 with a four-point performance against the Rangers, and he has now scored in three of the past four games. Riley Sheahan also potted one for the... Read More

2 weeks ago

Jack Eichel Scores Unique Game-Winner Against Edmonton

Buffalo Sabres center Jack Eichel ended Thursday's clash with Connor McDavid and the Oilers in a unique way, scoring a 3-2 game-winning goal with a penalty shot in overtime. He became the first player in franchise history to score a penalty shot in overtime. Curtis Lazar and Sam Reinhart also found the net for Buffalo,... Read More

2 weeks ago

Lauri Markkanen Notches 18 Points With Four Treys

Chicago Bulls power forward Lauri Markkanen had a good night from downtown against the Jazz on Thursday, shooting 4-for-10 on his way to 18 points. He also had eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal, shooting 6-for-16 overall from the field. A lot was expected from Markkanen this season, but he has so far failed... Read More

2 weeks ago

Zach LaVine Scores Game-High 26 Points In Losing Effort

Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine scored a game-high 26 points on Thursday, but it wasn't enough in a 102-98 loss to Utah. He shot just 9-for-26 from the field, but it was a scrappy game all around so LaVine still managed to finish the game with a team-high plus-11 rating. He completed his line with... Read More

2 weeks ago

Rudy Gobert Grabs Another Double-Double, Blocks Three Shots

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert eased his way towards another good fantasy line on Thursday against the Bulls, finishing a 102-98 win with 17 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. The big Frenchman shot 8-for-11 from the field on his way to recording his 25th double-double of the season. There will be a fascinating battle... Read More

2 weeks ago

Donovan Mitchell Settles For 17 Points Thursday Night

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell shot a nice 2-for-5 from downtown in Thursday's win over Chicago, but he managed to score only 17 points. He was 6-for-14 overall from the field and 3-for-3 at the line. Mitchell added seven assists and four rebounds to his line but also had five turnovers for the second time... Read More

2 weeks ago

Bojan Bogdanovic Scores Team-High 19 Points

Utah Jazz small forward Bojan Bogdanovic missed all five shots from deep on Thursday against Chicago, but he still ended up as the team's leading scorer, notching 19 points on 5-for-13 shooting. He went a perfect 9-for-9 at the line and added six rebounds. His five turnovers were a letdown, but we can fully expect... Read More

2 weeks ago

Damian Lillard Just Misses Out On Triple-Double

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard had a very poor shooting night against the Knicks on Wednesday, but he did a good job in other areas and got very close to a triple-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists. He finished on 5-for-20 shooting, missing seven of eight attempts from deep. It's... Read More

2 weeks ago

Carmelo Anthony Scores Game-High 26 Points Against Knicks

Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony enjoyed his return to Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, scoring a game-high 26 points on 11-for-17 shooting from the field. He went 3-for-5 from deep, adding seven rebounds. Melo had managed just 35 total points in the previous three games, so he's been a bit quiet following his nice... Read More

2 weeks ago

Marcus Morris Produces 18 Points In Wednesday's Win

New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris helped the team to a third consecutive win on Wednesday with an 18-point effort against Portland. He added seven rebounds and three assists, shooting 7-for-19 from the field and 2-for-7 from downtown. It was an ugly shooting performance, but Morris still managed to match his average points tally for... Read More

2 weeks ago

Mitchell Robinson Scores At Will Versus Blazers

New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson was an unstoppable scoring machine in Wednesday's matchup with the Blazers, coming off the bench to notch 22 points in 27 minutes on perfect 11-for-11 shooting. He added eight rebounds, one steal and one block to his line as well. Robinson has been getting more minutes lately and his... Read More

2 weeks ago

Julius Randle Fills Stat Sheet Wednesday Night

New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle enjoyed a productive night against the Blazers on Wednesday, finishing the game with 22 points, 13 rebounds, three assists, one steal, and one block. He shot 8-for-15 from the field and a very nice 3-for-6 from three-point range. The Knicks rotation can be a mess at times, but... Read More

2 weeks ago

Ben Simmons Bags Another Double-Double

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons produced a mixed performance on Tuesday against Indiana, finishing the game with a nice 18-point, 10-rebound double-double, but he had only three assists and committed six turnovers. Simmons shot a good 6-for-11 from the field and 6-for-8 at the line, but his shaky handles resulted in him finishing the... Read More

3 weeks ago

Josh Richardson Leads Sixers In Scoring Versus Indiana

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Josh Richardson scored a team-high 20 points in Tuesday's blowout loss to Indiana. He was in miserable form from downtown with a 1-for-6 record, but shot a solid 7-for-14 overall from the field and had a perfect record with five attempts at the charity stripe. Richardson added five assists, two rebounds,... Read More

3 weeks ago

T.J. McConnell Ends 2019 With A Double-Double

Indiana Pacers point guard T.J. McConnell recorded his first double-double of the season on Tuesday, finishing a 115-97 win over the Sixers with 11 points and 10 assists. He shot 3-for-7 from the field and 5-for-6 at the line, while logging a season-high 27 minutes. McConnel played a bigger role as Malcolm Brogdon (back) exited... Read More

3 weeks ago

T.J. Warren Finishes Year With 21-Point Effort

Indiana Pacers small forward T.J. Warren continued his recent good scoring streak with a 21-point performance on Tuesday against Philadelphia. He shot 9-for-11 from the field in the final game of the year, including a perfect 2-for-2 from downtown. Warren also managed to register four rebounds and two assists. The 26-year-old forward had a very... Read More

3 weeks ago

Domantas Sabonis Scores Game-High 23 Points

Indiana Pacers forward/center Domantas Sabonis led all scorers with 23 points in Tuesday's 115-97 win over Philadelphia, shooting 10-for-16 from the field. He also pulled down 10 rebounds to record his 27th double-double of the season, adding five assists, one steal, and one block. 2019 was a good year for Sabonis and 2020 looks set... Read More

3 weeks ago

Brad Marchand Scores 20th Goal Of The Season

Boston Bruins left wing Brad Marchand became the 13th player this season to reach the 20-goal mark, starting the scoring with a power-play marker in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout loss to New Jersey. Joakim Nordstrom put the Bruins two goals up, but they couldn't keep their winning streak going. Marchand had a lot of success in... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jesper Bratt Keeps Good Form Going With Eighth Goal

New Jersey Devils left wing Jesper Bratt continued his recent good form with his eighth goal of the season in Tuesday's 3-2 shootout win over Boston. The Devils found themselves two goals down, but Blake Coleman started the comeback and Bratt took the game past regulation in the third period. Nico Hischier and P.K. Subban... Read More

3 weeks ago

Evgeny Kuznetsov Scores Two Goals In Tuesday's Loss

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Islanders, recording three shots in total and a minus-one rating. Tom Wilson also scored for the Caps, who erased a two-goal deficit and took the lead but they couldn't hang on. John Carlson had a nightmare with a minus-four rating and... Read More

3 weeks ago

Casey Cizikas Bags Pair Of Goals Against Washington

New York Islanders center Casey Cizikas finished off 2019 with a two-goal effort in Tuesday's 4-3 win over Washington. Brock Nelson and Tom Kuhnhackl also scored for the Isles, who have ended a bad run with back-to-back road wins. Cizikas is not known for offensive production, but he has picked up some form lately with... Read More

3 weeks ago

Nick Paul Scores Twice Monday Night

Ottawa Senators left wing Nick Paul scored both of the team's goals in Monday's 5-2 loss to Pittsburgh, adding four hits and finishing the game with two shots and a plus-one rating. The 24-year-old winger has now doubled his goals tally with his last two appearances, taking his account up to six goals and 12... Read More

3 weeks ago

Evgeni Malkin, Jake Guentzel Combine For Six Points

Pittsburgh Penguins forwards Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel were unplayable for the Ottawa Senators on Monday when they led the team to a 5-2 victory by combining for six points. Malkin had two goals and one assist, while Guentzel backed him up with one goal and two assists. Bryan Rust capped off the first line's... Read More

3 weeks ago

Taurean Prince Notches Career-High 14 Rebounds

Brooklyn Nets forward Taurean Prince finished Monday's overtime loss to Minnesota with a double-double, scoring 11 points and grabbing a career-high 14 rebounds. He had an ugly 3-for-13 shooting performance but managed to make up for it in other areas, adding two steals and one block. Prince is a very versatile guy who can rack... Read More

3 weeks ago

Spencer Dinwiddie Scores Game-High 36 Points Against Minnesota

Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie managed another 30-point outing in Monday's overtime loss to Minnesota, finishing the game with 36 points on 12-for-31 shooting. He went 3-for-9 from deep and added eight assists with five rebounds and one steal. Dinwiddie has scored 20-plus points in 18 of the 21 games since Kyrie Irving (shoulder)... Read More

3 weeks ago

Gorgui Dieng Pulls Down 20 Rebounds In Monday's Win

Minnesota Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng put together a very good line in Monday's overtime win against Brooklyn, finishing the game with 11 points, 20 rebounds, three steals, two assists, and one block. His 4-for-11 shooting was far from impressive, but it was another solid performance as a starter. Dieng has done a good job filling... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jarrett Culver Drops Career-High 21 Points Monday Night

Minnesota Timberwolves shooting guard Jarrett Culver was one of the key men in Monday's victory over Brooklyn, finishing the game with a career-high 21 points on 8-for-21 shooting. It wasn't an efficient performance, but Culver's shooting percentage is actually even worse for the whole season. He did a decent job from downtown with a 3-for-8... Read More

3 weeks ago

Shabazz Napier Scores Season-High 24 Points

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Shabazz Napier had a very good outing on Monday against Brooklyn, finishing a 122-115 overtime win with a season-high 24 points on 8-for-18 shooting. He was 3-for-6 from deep and added eight assists with three rebounds and two steals. The Wolves are currently down to bare bones, which gave Napier a... Read More

3 weeks ago

Kristaps Porzingis Stays Hot From Deep Sunday Night

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Kristaps Porzingis produced his fourth consecutive performance with at least three treys on Sunday, shooting 3-for-7 from downtown in a loss to the Lakers. Sadly his overall shooting record wasn't so good at 4-for-10, which led to him settling for only 11 points. Porzingis also had seven rebounds, one steal, and one... Read More

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