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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 3668 articles so far, you can find them below.


Joe Thornton Ruled Out Of Game 1 In Second Round

San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, who missed the entire first round sweep of the Ducks, won't be able to help the team in the first game of the second round battle versus Vegas either. He hasn't played since Jan. 23 after injuring his right knee. However, Thornton has been on the ice in practices... Read More

2 years ago

Aron Baynes Gets Close To Double-Double In Game 4

Boston Celtics center Aron Baynes was close to a double-double in Game 4 against the Bucks on Sunday despite playing only 19 minutes. He was very busy on the boards, grabbing 11 rebounds and he shot 4-for-6 from the floor on his way to nine points. Baynes was also close to a double-double in Game... Read More

2 years ago

Marcus Morris Shoots Poorly Again In Game 4

Boston Celtics forward Marcus Morris, who had a good start to the first-round series against Milwaukee, struggled for a second consecutive game on Sunday, shooting only 4-for-14 from the field. A potential game-tying shot was also among his misses. Morris got a decent look in the final seconds of regulation but missed the shot in... Read More

2 years ago

Terry Rozier Has Another Nightmare From The Field

Boston Celtics point guard Terry Rozier, who shot 28.6 percent from the field in Game 3 against the Bucks, did even worse on Sunday in Game 4, finishing with 25 percent shooting. He went 3-for-12 from the floor, shooting brick after brick from downtown to end with 2-for-10 shooting from behind the arc. However, somehow,... Read More

2 years ago

Al Horford Produces Solid Fantasy Line In Sunday's Loss

Boston Celtics center Al Horford was close to a double-double in Sunday's 104-102 loss to Milwaukee, scoring 13 points and grabbing nine rebounds. He also had four assists and two blocks in 37 minutes to polish off a solid fantasy line. Horford had been a bit disappointing in the last two games, getting only 16... Read More

2 years ago


Jayson Tatum Scores 21 Points In Game 4

Boston Celtics small forward Jayson Tatum overcame a pretty cold start to finish Sunday's 104-102 loss to Milwaukee with a solid 21 points. He shot only 7-for-16 from the floor, but did some good work from downtown, going 2-for-5. Tatum showed some great nerves, putting the team up 100-99 inside the final minute with a... Read More

2 years ago

Jaylen Brown Improves Career-High In Points Once More

Boston Celtics shooting guard Jaylen Brown improved his postseason career-high in points for the third time in this year's playoffs on Sunday, scoring a game-high 34 points in Game 4 against the Bucks. He also led the team with 41 minutes and a plus-10 rating, staying hot throughout the contest. Brown shot 13-for-24 from the... Read More

2 years ago

Thon Maker Has Another Block Party On Sunday

Milwaukee Bucks center Thon Maker made his defensive presence felt again on Sunday in the team's 104-102 Game 4 win over Boston, becoming the first player since 2014 with consecutive five-plus block games in the playoffs. Boston got close to a huge comeback win, but Maker made some really vital plays in the fourth as... Read More

2 years ago

Tyler Zeller Plays Well In Game 4

Milwaukee Bucks center Tyler Zeller made his second start in the series against Boston on Sunday and he played well in very limited minutes. He had four points, four rebounds, two blocks and a steal after seeing the floor for only 11 minutes. As a starter, Zeller is in a good spot to perform and... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Bledsoe Inefficient Offensively Again

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe, who had 17 points in Game 3 against Boston, wasn't able to keep up his improved play in Sunday's Game 4, finishing with only nine points. He played 31 minutes and shot 3-for-9 from the floor. However, he did have five assists, which is his best mark so far... Read More

2 years ago


Jabari Parker Produces 16 Points Off The Bench

Milwaukee Bucks forward Jabari Parker had his second consecutive strong outing against Boston on Sunday, finishing with 16 points in 25 minutes off the bench. Parker combined for only two points in the first two games of the series, but he had 17 points in Game 3 and now continued his improved play. He also... Read More

2 years ago

Khris Middleton Does Everything In Game 4

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton continued his great play in the first round matchup against Boston on Sunday, finishing Game 4 with 23 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks. He once again shot well over 50 percent from the field and the three-point line, going 8-for-14 overall and 3-for-5 from deep. It's... Read More

2 years ago

Giannis Antetokounmpo Leads Bucks To Game 4 Victory

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo made the game-winning basket on Sunday as Milwaukee tied the first-round series against Boston with a 104-102. He tipped in a shot with five seconds to go, finishing the game with 27 points. Giannis went 12-for-20 from the floor and had seven rebounds and five assists with two turnovers... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Edouard Vlasic Extends Point Streak To Two Games

San Jose Sharks defenseman Marc-Edouard Vlasic is slowly starting to roll in the playoffs. After finishing the first two games against the Ducks without a single point, he picked up an assist in both of the next two. Vlasic provided the helper on Tomas Hertl's series-clinching goal on Wednesday. He's not known for his offensive... Read More

2 years ago

Marcus Sorensen Scores Again In Game 4

San Jose Sharks right wing Marcus Sorensen is offering some very good value for money in DFS competitions in the playoffs, as he shares the team lead with three goals following the first-round sweep of the Ducks. He made it three goals in three games on Wednesday, potting the first of the game with 5:43... Read More

2 years ago


Tomas Hertl Sends Sharks Into The Next Round

San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl provided the series-clinching goal Wednesday night in Game 4, as Peter DeBoer's team completed the sweep against Anaheim with a 2-1 win. Hertl scored his third postseason goal in the middle of the third period, just over a minute after the Ducks had tied it up. He had four... Read More

2 years ago

Thaddeus Young Can't Mold Efficient Shooting Into Big Nights

Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young is shooting 70 percent from the field in the series against Cleveland, but he's failed to mold the good shooting nights into big fantasy lines. He had only eight points in Wednesday's Game 2 with six rebounds and three steals. Young is averaging only 7.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in... Read More

2 years ago

Darren Collison Gets Going In Game 2

Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison, who shot only 22.2 percent from the field in Game 1 against the Cavs, did much better in the second meeting, going 7-for-11 (63.6 percent) on his way to 16 points. He made half of his four triples and also had six assists and five rebounds in 33 minutes... Read More

2 years ago

Myles Turner Logs Team-High 36 Minutes In Game 2

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner played a team-high 36 minutes on Wednesday in Game 2 against Cleveland, and he performed well, finishing with 18 points on 7-for-12 shooting while grabbing five rebounds. Turner is averaging 17 points in the series so far, which is over four more than he did during the regular season. He... Read More

2 years ago

Victor Oladipo Plays Very Well Despite Foul Trouble

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo found himself in early foul trouble on Wednesday against the Cavs, but that didn't stop him from finishing with a good looking fantasy line. He did some very efficient scoring, getting 22 points in 28 minutes, making half of his 18 shots, and he also had six assists with three... Read More

2 years ago


Kyle Korver Scores 12 Points In Start

Cleveland Cavaliers guard/forward Kyle Korver entered the starting lineup in Game 2 against Indiana and he played a solid 31 minutes in a 100-97 win. He was the third highest scorer on the team behind LeBron James and Kevin Love, shooting 4-for-8 from the field -- all attempts from deep -- on his way to... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Love Scores 15 Points In Game 2

Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Kevin Love had a decent game Wednesday against Indiana, finishing with 15 points and eight rebounds. It could've easily been a much nicer looking fantasy line, but his shot just wasn't there, as he ended 5-for-16 from the field. Love hurt his left thumb late in the game and he sat out... Read More

2 years ago

LeBron James Dominates Indiana In Game 2

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James had an extraordinary game on Wednesday against Indiana, scoring nearly half of the team's points in a 100-97 win. He flew out of the gates, scoring 16 of the Cavs first points and finishing the first quarter with a total of 20 points. In the end, he had 46... Read More

2 years ago

John Gibson Set To Stay Between The Pipes In Game 4

Anaheim Ducks goaltender John Gibson is expected to retain his place between the pipes on Wednesday against the Sharks, even though he had an awful outing on Monday. Gibson was yanked ahead of the final period after allowing five goals on 24 shots. He looked good in the first two games on home ice, but... Read More

2 years ago

Martin Jones Goes For Postseason Win No. 20 Wednesday Night

San Jose Sharks goaltender Martin Jones can reach a milestone if he helps the team sweep the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday night. He's set to become only the second goalie in franchise history to win at least 20 postseason games, joining Evgeni Nabokov. Jones has been spectacular in the first-round series, which he started with... Read More

2 years ago


Brent Burns Expected To Play In Game 4 Despite Injury

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns is expected to play in the team's potential series clincher on Wednesday against the Ducks despite exiting Game 3 with an injury and not taking part in the morning skate. He missed the last 10 minutes of an 8-1 win on Monday, so it was likely a precautionary move,... Read More

2 years ago

Brayden McNabb Scores Historic Goal In Game 4 Versus Kings

Vegas Golden Knights defenseman Brayden McNabb will go into the history books as the scorer of the team's first-ever Stanley Cup playoffs series-clinching goal. He scored the only goal in Game 4 against the Kings on Tuesday, with William Karlsson and Reilly Smith picking up the assists. The Knights became just the third team from... Read More

2 years ago

Marc-Andre Fleury Records a Shutout As Knights Complete The Sweep

Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury recorded his second shutout of this year's Stanley Cup playoffs on Tuesday to help the team sweep the Los Angeles Kings in the opening round. Fleury had 31 saves in the final game of the series, which he ended with a 0.65 goals-against average and a .977 save percentage.... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Bledsoe Continues To Struggle Versus Boston

Milwaukee Bucks point guard Eric Bledsoe couldn't shake off his Game 1 nightmare on Tuesday, struggling in the second game against Boston as well. He shot 5-for-13 from the field and scored only 12 points, with half of them coming from behind the arc. He did some good work on the glass, getting seven rebounds,... Read More

2 years ago

Khris Middleton Shoots Superbly In Losing Effort

Milwaukee Bucks small forward Khris Middleton had a hot hand in Game 2 against the Celtics, going 10-for-14 from the field, including 4-for-6 from downtown to finish with 25 points. Middleton has been godly with his treys in the series, nailing nearly 70 percent of them. But as the results have shown, the Bucks need... Read More

2 years ago


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