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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 3831 articles so far, you can find them below.


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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

Anze Kopitar Records Three Point In Thursday's Loss

Los Angeles Kings center Anze Kopitar had a big night with three points on Thursday against Florida, but he couldn't lead the team to victory. The Kings found themselves 4-0 down before the Kopitar show started. He scored the final goal in a 4-3 loss and tallied two assists. Alex Iafallo continued his good form... Read More

1 month ago

Evgenii Dadonov Scores 20th Goal Of The Season

Florida Panthers right wing Evgenii Dadonov scored his 20th goal of the season on Thursday against the Kings, helping the team to a 4-3 victory. Frank Vatrano and Michael Matheson both scored in a second consecutive game, while Brian Boyle registered the eventual game-winner. Dadonov entered January with 14 goals, but he's now on a... Read More

1 month ago

Marcus Morris Returns To Lineup With 17-Point Effort

New York Knicks forward Marcus Morris was back on the court on Thursday after missing five games, finishing a 121-98 loss to Phoenix with 17 points on 4-for-11 shooting. It was a poor shooting night, but the former Sun was busy at the line with a 7-for-10 success rate. He added three rebounds, one assist,... Read More

1 month ago


Julius Randle Leads Knicks With 26 Points On Thursday

New York Knicks power forward Julius Randle shot 11-for-23 from the field on his way to a team-high 26 points in Thursday's loss to the Suns, adding six rebounds, three assists, and three steals. The former Laker has been balling out in recent weeks, as he finished off 2019 with a nice run of 30-point... Read More

1 month ago

Ricky Rubio Gets Close To Triple-Double Against Knicks

Phoenix Suns point guard Ricky Rubio was back in the lineup on Thursday after a one-game absence, crushing the Knicks with 25 points, 13 assists and eight rebounds. He added four steals and one block, shooting 10-for-18 from the field and 3-for-5 from downtown. The Spaniard has had some bumps on the road, but overall... Read More

1 month ago

Devin Booker Scores Game-High 29 Points Thursday Night

Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker continued his hot scoring month with a game-high 29 points in Thursday's blowout win over the Knicks, shooting 9-for-17 from the field and 9-for-11 at the line. Sadly he was just 2-for-8 with the three-ball, so this could've easily been another 30-point game for him. Booker finished things off... Read More

1 month ago

Deandre Ayton Produces 20-20 Game Versus Knicks

Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton had a monster game against the Knicks on Thursday, finishing a 121-98 win with 26 points and a career-high 21 rebounds. He shot 11-for-15 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 at the line, adding two assists and two blocks. Ayton clearly had a point to prove after coming off... Read More

1 month ago

Brayden Schenn Takes Point Streak To Five Games

St. Louis Blues center Brayden Schenn extended his point streak to five games with an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime loss to Philadelphia. Justin Faulk, Ryan O'Reilly, and Alexander Steen scored for the Blues, Robert Thomas dished out two assists. Schenn started to cool down in December, but his numbers remain strong with 41 points... Read More

1 month ago


Jakub Voracek Wins It For Flyers In Overtime

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored the game-winning goal in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime victory against St. Louis. Tyler Pitlick, Michael Raffl, and Travis Konecny also found the net in the contest, Sean Couturier bagged two assists. The Flyers have generally struggled on the road this season but now managed to win in a tough... Read More

1 month ago

Quinn Cook Scores Game-High 22 Points Wednesday Night

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Quinn Cook produced his best performance of the season in Wednesday's loss to Orlando, scoring a game-high 22 points on 9-for-14 shooting. Troy Daniels and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope both added 17 points, so the team was heavily carried by the bench in this one. Cook has proved that he's a baller... Read More

1 month ago

LeBron James Matches His Career High With 19 Assists

Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James matched his career high with 19 assists in Wednesday's 119-118 loss to Orlando, adding 19 points on 7-for-19 shooting. He also had three rebounds and one steal with five turnovers. Anthony Davis (tailbone) remained out, so LeBron was forced to do heavy lifting again and his shot just wasn't... Read More

1 month ago

Nikola Vucevic Stays Quiet Against Lakers

Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic cooled down in Wednesday's matchup against the Lakers, finishing a 119-118 win with 19 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. He shot a nice 3-for-7 from outside but had a poor 7-for-18 shooting night overall. Vucevic has been a fantasy monster lately, so owners shouldn't worry too much.... Read More

1 month ago

Aaron Gordon Gets 21 Points In Wednesday's Win

Orlando Magic power forward Aaron Gordon scored a very efficient 21 points in Wednesday's win over the Lakers, going 7-for-12 from the field and 6-for-8 at the line. He added six rebounds, three assists, and two steals while registering a team-best plus-10 rating. Gordon has had his ups and downs this season, but he's started... Read More

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