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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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Luka Doncic Gets Held In Check By Lakers

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic had one of his poorest games of the season on Sunday, shooting only 5-for-14 from the field in a 19-point effort against the Lakers. He was 0-for-6 from deep and had six turnovers in 30 minutes. His line also included seven assists, four rebounds, and two steals. Doncic has just... Read More

3 weeks ago

JaVale McGee, Dwight Howard Combine For 26 Points

Los Angeles Lakers centers JaVale McGee and Dwight Howard scored for fun against Dallas on Sunday, missing just two shots in total. McGee had 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting and Howard added 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting. He had a rare good night at the line as well with a 3-for-4 record. Howard, who notched... Read More

3 weeks ago

Anthony Davis Fills Stat Sheet Sunday Night

Los Angeles Lakers forward/center Anthony Davis had a busy Sunday night against the Mavericks, finishing a 108-95 win with 23 points, nine rebounds, four assists, two steals, and one block. AD was questionable for the game with a shoulder issue, but he ended up logging 36 minutes so the injury doesn't seem to be serious.... Read More

3 weeks ago

LeBron James Reaches Big Milestone In Sunday's Win

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James became the ninth player in NBA history with 9,000 assists in Sunday's win over Dallas, finishing with 13 dimes in total and adding 13 points, six rebounds, and two steals. The Lakers dominated the game and didn't need much offense from King James, who finished with 3-for-10 shooting from... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jordan Binnington Takes Winning Streak To Six Starts

St. Louis Blues goaltender Jordan Binnington won his sixth consecutive start on Sunday, saving 25 of 26 shots in a 4-1 victory over Winnipeg. He was beaten only by Nick Shore in the second period. Binnington has now produced a W in 10 of his last 13 appearances, pushing his record for the season to... Read More

3 weeks ago


Jaden Schwartz Continues Hot Streak With Pair Of Goals

St. Louis Blues left wing Jaden Schwartz extended his point streak to six games with a two-goal effort on Sunday against Winnipeg. Ryan O'Reilly, Robert Thomas also scored for the Blues in a 4-1 win, Alex Pietrangelo picked up his 326th regular-season assist and passed Al MacInnis for the most helpers by a defenseman in... Read More

3 weeks ago

Max Domi Takes Goal-Scoring Streak To Four Games

Montreal Canadiens forward Max Domi scored his 10th goal of the season in Saturday's 5-4 loss to Tampa, stretching his goal-scoring streak to four games. Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Ben Chiarot, and Jordan Weal also scored for the Habs, Brendan Gallagher had two assists. Domi is currently playing his best hockey of the season as he's collected... Read More

3 weeks ago

Alex Killorn Racks Up Three Points In Saturday's Win

Tampa Bay Lightning forward Alex Killorn continued his good season with a three-point performance in Saturday's 5-4 win over Montreal, scoring two goals and handing out one assist. His linemates Steven Stamkos and Anthony Cirelli both registered two points with one goal and one assist. With nearly half of the season gone, Killorn is close... Read More

3 weeks ago

Victor Hedman Dishes Out Four Assists Saturday Night

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman was at the heart of everything on Saturday against Montreal, finishing a 5-4 win with four assists, which means that he's now picked up a whopping seven points in his last two outings. The 29-year-old Swede took his tally to 36 points for the season, which is tied for... Read More

3 weeks ago

Jarrett Allen Posts Double-Double, Two Blocks Against Rockets

Brooklyn Nets center Jarrett Allen produced his seventh double-double of the month and added two blocks in Saturday's loss to the Rockets, shooting 5-for-7 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 at the line. Backup center DeAndre Jordan picked up six points and 14 rebounds off the bench. Jordan had outplayed Allen in back-to-back nights... Read More

3 weeks ago


Spencer Dinwiddie Has Ugly Night From Deep Against Houston

Brooklyn Nets point guard Spencer Dinwiddie had a miserable shooting night against the Rockets on Saturday, finishing a 108-98 loss with an 0-for-7 mark from downtown. He went 6-for-20 overall from the field to finish with 17 points and 11 assists. Dinwiddie couldn't even make 50 percent of his shots from the charity stripe, so... Read More

3 weeks ago

Isaiah Hartenstein Gobbles Up 13 Rebounds

Houston Rockets forward/center Isaiah Hartenstein had one of the best games of his young career on Saturday, finishing a 108-98 win over Brooklyn with nine points and 13 rebounds. The Rockets were without Clint Capela (heel), which resulted in Tyson Chandler picking up a start, but the veteran center played only 12 minutes, while Hartenstein... Read More

3 weeks ago

Russell Westbrook Produces All-Around Performance Against Nets

Houston Rockets point guard Russell Westbrook produced a very good 23-9-7 line with one steal and one block in Saturday's win over Brooklyn. He was also ejected near the end of the game alongside Taurean Price after the two clashed with each other Westbrook finished the game with 11-for-28 shooting and he recorded his second... Read More

3 weeks ago

James Harden Scores 44 Points With Six Triples

Houston Rockets guard James Harden scored a very efficient 44 points against the Nets on Saturday, shooting 17-for-27 from the field and 6-for-10 from downtown. The Beard was heading towards another 50-point game, but he bizarrely struggled with his free throws, going just 4-for-9. He added 10 rebounds, six assists, and three blocks. Harden has... Read More

3 weeks ago

C.J. McCollum Scores 25 Points In Losing Effort

Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard C.J. McCollum managed a 25-point outing on Thursday against the Jazz, shooting 10-for-23 from the field and 3-for-8 from downtown. He also extended his streak with at least one steal to six games, adding four rebounds and a pair of assists. The shots have been dropping for McCollum for a... Read More

3 weeks ago


Damian Lillard Racks Up 34 Points In Thursday's Loss

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard enjoyed a 34-point outing on Thursday, but it wasn't enough to lead to team to victory against Utah. Shooting 10-for-21 from the field and 7-for-13 from downtown, Lillard did a lot of good stuff offensively, but he ended up with a minus-26 rating for the game. He finished... Read More

3 weeks ago

Joe Ingles Scores 26 Points With Six Treys

Utah Jazz guard/forward Joe Ingles continued his good run of form with a 26-point effort against the Blazers on Thursday. He shot a nice 10-for-15 from the field, including 6-for-10 from three-point range. Ingles is having an outstanding month from downtown, sinking close to 54 percent of his attempts. He also had five rebounds, four... Read More

3 weeks ago

Rudy Gobert Extends Double-Double Streak To 14 Games

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert didn't let Hassan Whiteside's presence bother him in Thursday's clash with the Blazers, finishing with 16 points and 15 rebounds while limiting the Portland center to just eight points and six boards. He shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field and cashed in twice at the charity stripe with six... Read More

3 weeks ago

Donovan Mitchell Explodes In Second Half Versus Blazers

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell had a superb 28-point second half and ended Thursday's win over Portland with 35 points on 12-for-19 shooting. He was 3-for-6 from downtown and 8-for-11 at the line, adding seven assists and three rebounds. Mitchell managed only 13 points on Monday against Miami, so this was a huge bounce-back effort... Read More

3 weeks ago

Carter Hart Maintains Hot Form Monday Night

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart saved 34 of 35 shots on Monday against the Rangers, taking his winning streak to three starts. The young goalie has given up just one goal in each of the wins, improving his record for the season to 13-7-3. He carries a 2.27 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage... Read More

4 weeks ago


Kevin Hayes, Travis Sanheim Enjoy Big Nights Against Rangers

Philadelphia Flyers forward Kevin Hayes and defenseman Travis Sanheim combined for five points in Monday's 5-1 win over the Rangers. Hayes scored twice -- including the game-winning goal -- against his former team and Sanheim produced a three-point performance with two goals and one assist. Hayes has been the team's hottest forward in recent weeks,... Read More

4 weeks ago

Devan Dubnyk Shuts Out The Flames

Minnesota Wild goaltender Devan Dubnyk headed to the Christmas break with his first shutout of the season, finishing Monday's 3-0 win over Calgary with 22 saves. Luke Kunin had a goal and an assist, while Joel Eriksson Ek and Eric Staal also scored for the Wild. Dubnyk has had a rough ride this season, suffering... Read More

4 weeks ago

Fred VanVleet Fills Stat Sheet In Overtime Loss

Toronto Raptors guard Fred Vanvleet shot a poor 1-for-8 from downtown in Monday's overtime loss to Indiana, but he still ended up filling the stat sheet with 21 points, 11 assists, two rebounds, two blocks, and two steals. He hasn't now managed more than one triple in four straight contests. VanVleet has gone cold at... Read More

4 weeks ago

Kyle Lowry Drops 30 Points Again

Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry scored 30-plus points in a second consecutive game on Monday night, finishing a 120-115 overtime loss to Indiana with 30 points on 10-for-21 shooting. He was 5-for-12 from deep, adding nine assists, six rebounds, and one steal with five turnovers. Lowry has carried a huge load offensively in the... Read More

4 weeks ago

Aaron Holiday Records A Double-Double In Spot Start

Indiana Pacers guard Aaron Holiday had a very productive 12th start of the season on Monday, finishing an overtime win against Toronto with 19 points and 10 assists. He also had one block and one steal, while committing just one turnover in 31 minutes of action. Holiday was pretty quiet in the opening half, but... Read More

4 weeks ago


Myles Turner Drops Five Three-Point Bombs On Toronto

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner reminded fans of the old Reggie Miller days on Monday, going 5-for-6 from deep in a 120-115 overtime win against Toronto. He shot 9-for-12 overall from the field on his way to finishing with 24 points, which had him tied for the team-lead with T.J. Warren. Turner also tallied seven... Read More

4 weeks ago

T.J. Warren Plays Key Role In Win Over Toronto

Indiana Pacers small forward T.J. Warren had a big role in Monday's overtime win against Toronto, recording 24 points, eight rebounds, six assists, and two blocks. He was the team's best scorer alongside Myles Turner, shooting 10-for-19 from the field and 2-for-7 from downtown. Warren now has two 20-plus point outings in the past three... Read More

4 weeks ago

Tyler Bertuzzi Takes Goal-Scoring Streak To Three Games

Detroit Red Wings left wing Tyler Bertuzzi scored in a third consecutive game in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Arizona. Filip Zadina also found the back of the net. The Wings have been in miserable form all season, but Bertuzzi has been a bright spot for them. The third-year winger leads the team in all offensive... Read More

4 weeks ago

Taylor Hall Scores First Goal For Arizona

Arizona Coyotes left wing Taylor Hall opened his account for the team in Sunday's matchup against Detroit, scoring the team's fourth goal in a 5-2 win. He was plus-two for the game and had four shots in total. It hasn't taken Hall much time to adjust to life in a new team, as he's started... Read More

4 weeks ago

Oliver Ekman-Larsson, Clayton Keller Shine In Coyotes Win

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson and forward Clayton Keller both produced big performances against Detroit on Sunday, combining for six points in a 5-2 win. Ekman-Larsson tallied two assists and Keller had two goals with one assist. Nick Schmaltz registered a multi-point performance as well by handing out two assists. Ekman-Larsson is having a down... Read More

4 weeks ago


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