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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 3814 articles so far, you can find them below.


Josh Bailey Collects Three Points In Tuesday's Win

New York Islanders left wing Josh Bailey recorded his first three-point game of the season on Tuesday, finishing a 4-2 win over the Rangers with one goal and two assists. Mathew Barzal also had a multi-point outing with two assists, while Anthony Beauvillier, Anders Lee and Brock Nelson finished off the scoring for the Isles.... Read More

4 weeks ago

PJ Washington Sinks Four Treys In Monday's Loss

Charlotte Hornets power forward PJ Washington looked more like a red-hot shooting guard in Monday's loss to Orlando, going 4-for-8 with the three-ball on his way to 19 points. He shot 7-for-12 overall from the field and added seven rebounds with four turnovers. Washington has now shot 50 percent or better from deep in four... Read More

4 weeks ago

Malik Monk Scores Team-High 20 Points

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Malik Monk ended up as the team's leading scorer in Monday's loss to Orlando, finishing with 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting. Despite the good scoring night, Monk registered an ugly minus-22 rating and the team lost heavily 106-83. Monk looked promising in his first two years in the league, but his... Read More

4 weeks ago

Terrence Ross Delivers 19 Points Off The Bench

Orlando Magic shooting guard Terrence Ross scored over half of the team's bench points in Monday's win over Charlotte, finishing with 19 points on 6-for-12 shooting. He went a superb 5-for-8 with the three-ball while picking up two steals on the defensive end. Ross is enjoying a very good month, with his scoring average up... Read More

4 weeks ago

Evan Fournier Scores Game-High 26 Points

Orlando Magic shooting guard Evan Fournier felt sick before Monday's clash with the Hornets, but it didn't show on the court as the Frenchman scored a game-high 26 points on 10-for-14 shooting. He had a great night from deep with a 6-for-8 performance, and his line also included four assists, two rebounds, one steal and... Read More

4 weeks ago


Nikola Vucevic Picks Up 21st Double-Double

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic recorded his 21st double-double of the season on Monday, finishing a 106-83 win over Charlotte with 24 points and 10 rebounds. He added four assists and one steal while shooting 11-for-21 from the field and 2-for-5 from downtown. Vucevic has improved his numbers throughout the season, and he's averaging 20.4... Read More

4 weeks ago

Dylan Larkin Collects Three Points Against Colorado

Detroit Red Wings center Dylan Larkin factored on all of the team's goals in Monday's 6-3 loss to Colorado, finishing with one goal and two assists. Tyler Bertuzzi backed him up with one goal and one assist and Givani Smith also scored for Detroit. The Red Wings might be looking like one of the worst... Read More

4 weeks ago

Nazem Kadri, Nathan MacKinnon Take Down Red Wings

Colorado Avalanche centers Nazem Kadri and Nathan MacKinnon both scored twice in Monday's 6-3 victory over Detroit. Kadri also picked up an assist to produce his second three-point performance of the season. Overall, Colorado had seven skaters with multiple points in the game. Among them Cale Makar, who registered his seventh multi-point game of the... Read More

4 weeks ago

Mark Scheifele, Patrik Laine Score For Jets Sunday Night

Winnipeg Jets forwards Mark Scheifele and Patrik Laine were the team's goal-scorers in Sunday's 5-2 loss in Chicago. Scheifele recorded his 23rd marker of the season in the second period and Laine notched his 18th goal of the season in the final few minutes of the game. The Finnish winger ended a seven-game goal drought.... Read More

4 weeks ago

Robin Lehner Picks Up His 15th Win Of The Season

Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Robin Lehner recorded his 15th win of the season with a 36-save performance on Sunday against Winnipeg, helping the team to a 5-2 victory. The Swede is currently enjoying very good form, having won nine of his last 11 appearances to take his record for the season to 15-7-4. He's registered a... Read More

4 weeks ago


Patrick Kane Reaches 1000 Career Points

Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane registered his 1000th career point with an assist in Sunday's 5-2 victory over Winnipeg, becoming the 10th American to reach the milestone. Only three players have done it faster than Kane, who needed 953 games to get to the mark. He now has 62 points for the season, and... Read More

4 weeks ago

Will Barton Picks Up 16 Points In Sunday's Loss

Denver Nuggets shooting guard Will Barton came back down to Earth on Sunday, finishing a 115-107 loss to Indiana with 16 points on 7-for-17 shooting. He didn't make a single trey after dropping seven three-point bombs on his way to 31 points in Thursday's win over Golden State. Barton also had seven rebounds, five assists... Read More

4 weeks ago

Nikola Jokic Scores 30 Points Sunday Night

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic scored a game-high 30 points in Sunday's 115-107 loss to Indiana, shooting 10-for-16 from the field and 8-for-12 at the line. He notched a double-double with 10 rebounds and added four assists and three steals. Jokic has collected four double-doubles in the past five games ahead of Monday's clash with... Read More

4 weeks ago

Doug McDermott Scores Team-High 24 Points

Indiana Pacers small forward Doug McDermott crushed the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter on Sunday, helping the team to a 115-107 victory. He led Indiana in scoring with 24 points and 18 of them came in the fourth, which the Pacers won 41-26. McDermott missed only one of his 10 shot attempts and he... Read More

4 weeks ago

Malcolm Brogdon Gets 22 Points, Eight Assists On Sunday

Indiana Pacers point guard Malcolm Brogdon finished Sunday's win over the Nuggets with 22 points and eight assists, shooting 8-for-17 from the field and 2-for-4 from downtown. He also collected three rebounds in 36 minutes of action and committed two turnovers. The 27-year-old guard has been on a nice roll since returning from injury, averaging... Read More

4 weeks ago


Domantas Sabonis Records First Career Triple-Double

Indiana Pacers forward/center Domantas Sabonis produced a very good performance against Denver on Sunday, finishing a 115-107 win with his first career triple-double. He had 22 points, 15 rebounds, and 10 assists, shooting 10-for-16 from the field. Sabonis was limited to an 8-5-4 line in his previous outing, so he bounced back in a big... Read More

4 weeks ago

Derrick Favors Shoots Perfectly In Double-Double Performance

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Derrick Favors enjoyed a perfect 10-for-10 shooting night during his double-double performance in Saturday's loss to the Clippers. He finished with 22 points and pulled down 11 rebounds, adding three assists and one steal to his line in 28 minutes. Favors has had some health issues, but he's quietly turned into... Read More

4 weeks ago

Lonzo Ball Reaches Triple-Double In Saturday's Loss

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Lonzo Ball was in triple-double form on Saturday, finishing a 133-130 loss to the Clippers with 18 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds. He shot 7-for-16 from the field and 4-for-9 from deep, adding two steals and one block with six turnovers to his line as well. Ball posted a... Read More

4 weeks ago

Montrezl Harrell Enjoys 24-Point Outing Against Pelicans

Los Angeles Clippers power forward Montrezl Harrell put together a nice 24-point outing in Saturday's win over the Pelicans, shooting 9-for-11 from the floor and 6-for-10 at the charity stripe. Sadly he didn't do much else in 25 minutes of action, but his performance was enough to squeeze out a three-point win. Harrell has now... Read More

4 weeks ago

Lou Williams Notches 32 Points Off The Pine

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams was the team's second-leading scorer in Saturday's win over the Pelicans, notching 32 points in 31 minutes off the bench. He shot 7-for-16 from the field and 4-for-7 from downtown, adding 14 points from the line with 15 attempts. Sweet Lou also found time to record five assists, four... Read More

4 weeks ago


Kawhi Leonard Scores 39 Points In Saturday's Win

Los Angeles Clippers small forward Kawhi Leonard led the team to a 133-130 victory over New Orleans on Saturday with a 39-point performance. He had a huge game on both ends of the court, recording five steals and one block. Kawhi's line also included six rebounds and six assists. He now has five straight games... Read More

4 weeks ago

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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago


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