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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 3628 articles so far, you can find them below.

Taurean Prince Finishes Season With a 26-Point Night

Atlanta Hawks small forward Taurean Prince finished his sophomore season with a franchise record on Tuesday night, chucking away 16 three-point attempts against the Sixers. He made six of them on his way to 26 points on 9-for-25 overall shooting. Price also grabbed six rebounds in what was his fourth consecutive game with 20-plus points.... Read More

2 years ago

Marco Belinelli Scores 20 Points Off The Bench

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Marco Belinelli had another 20-plus point game off the bench on Tuesday, scoring 20 points in 31 minutes against his former team, the Hawks. He didn't shoot very well, going 6-for-15 from the floor, but did some great work from behind the arc with 5-for-12. Belinelli also had four rebounds in... Read More

2 years ago

Ersan Ilyasova Enjoys Extended Minutes

Philadelphia 76ers power forward Ersan Ilyasova ended up getting some extra minutes in Tuesday's win over Atlanta after Dario Saric (face) wasn't able to continue and Ilyasova performed very well, matching his season high with 26 points and adding eight rebounds and two blocks in 31 minutes. He shot 8-for-16 from the field, including 4-for-8... Read More

2 years ago

Robert Covington Held In Check By Hawks

Philadelphia 76ers small forward Robert Covington was limited to only six points on 2-for-7 shooting in Tuesday's win over the Hawks. It was a disappointing performance, as Covington had been in double figures for 16 consecutive games. The lack of minutes wasn't an issue either, as he logged a team-high 36 minutes. He salvaged his... Read More

2 years ago

Ben Simmons Plays Well Despite Illness

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons slowed down a bit on Tuesday compared to his recent hot form, but he still played well against Atlanta after missing the morning shootaround with flu-like symptoms. Simmons picked up 16 points, 10 rebounds, six assists, two steals and one block in 29 minutes on the floor before fouling... Read More

2 years ago

J.J. Redick Paces Sixers In Tuesday's Win

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick had his third game in the last four outings with 20-plus points on Tuesday, getting a game-high 28 points against the Hawks. Redick's usage rate has been up ever since Joel Embiid (face) got injured, and he's gotten better and better. He went 9-for-17 from the field against Atlanta,... Read More

2 years ago

Goran Dragic Struggles Versus Thunder

Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic had one of his worst performances of the season in Monday's loss to the Thunder, finishing with only four points. The Dragon got 30 minutes on the floor, but he failed to spit fire, shooting 2-for-10 from the field while missing all three attempts from outside. At least he... Read More

2 years ago

Hassan Whiteside Scores Very Efficient 16 Points Versus OKC

Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside missed only two of his 10 shots in Monday's loss to OKC, recording 16 points in 21 minutes. He also had eight rebounds and three blocks. Whiteside is a fantasy monster, but sadly he's been stuck in the Eric Spoelstra dog house for most of the season. He's averaged 21.8... Read More

2 years ago

Josh Richardson Leads Heat In Scoring Monday Night

Miami Heat guard/forward Josh Richardson got back on track Monday night against the Thunder, putting a team-high 18 points on the board following a two-point dud posted last Friday against the Knicks. Richardson made only one of four attempts from downtown, but he shot a solid 8-for-14 overall. The Heat have looked ugly in the... Read More

2 years ago

Jerami Grant Scores 17 Points In Monday's Win

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Jerami Grant had his fourth game in the last five outings with 10-plus points on Monday, finishing with 17 in a win against the Heat. He played 21 minutes off the bench, shooting 4-for-6 from the floor and 9-for-11 from the line. Grant also recorded five rebounds, two blocks and one... Read More

2 years ago

Paul George Scores Inefficient 27 Points In Win Over Miami

Oklahoma City Thunder small forward Paul George continues to struggle with his shot, as he had his seventh game in the last eight outings with below 40 percent shooting on Monday. He still managed to get 27 points in a 115-93 win against the Heat, but that was thanks to five made three-pointers and eight... Read More

2 years ago

Russell Westbrook Posts New Season High With 18 Rebounds

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook made sure that he has a realistic chance of averaging a triple-double for a second consecutive season as he posted his new season high with 18 boards against Miami on Monday. He now needs 16 rebounds from the regular season finale against Memphis to get to triple-double numbers... Read More

2 years ago

Trey Burke Gets Close To Fourth Double-Double

New York Knicks point guard Trey Burke got close to his fourth double-double of the season on Monday, finishing a 123-109 loss to Cleveland with 12 points and eight assists. It could've easily been a much nicer looking fantasy line if Burke hadn't struggled from three-point land, finishing 1-for-5. He shot 5-for-11 overall, playing 34... Read More

2 years ago

Frank Ntilikina Plays Huge Minutes Versus Cavs

New York Knicks point guard Frank Ntilikina almost doubled his season's average playing time on Monday, logging 40 minutes in a 123-109 loss to Cleveland. The French rookie had a decent performance as well, scoring 17 points on 8-for-16 shooting while picking up six rebounds and five assists. Ntilikina is getting closely looked at by... Read More

2 years ago

Michael Beasley Gets 20 Points Versus Cavs

New York Knicks small forward Michael Beasley got 20 points in a hurry on Monday against the Cavs, needing only 27 minutes to do the damage. He shot 8-for-13 from the floor, making one of three attempts from deep. Beasley also had four rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block. Beasley is not a... Read More

2 years ago

Jordan Clarkson Ends His Miserable Run Monday Night

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Jordan Clarkson had to wait for the fifth game of the month before sinking his first treys in April. He went 0-for-6 in the first four outings before catching fire at Madison Square Garden and sinking four of six against the Knicks. He finished with 16 points off the bench in 22... Read More

2 years ago

J.R. Smith Plays Well In Win Over Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith played a key role in Monday's 123-109 win over the Knicks, as he sparked a run at the start of the second quarter, which turned a close game into a routine performance for the Cavs. Smith started the second by nailing two treys in less than a minute and... Read More

2 years ago

LeBron James Shoots Well From Deep Versus Knicks

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward LeBron James didn't have the best of nights from the field in Monday's 123-109 win over the Knicks, shooting 6-for-16, but he still had a very good game, scoring 26 points with 11 assists and six rebounds. He's now been in double figures in assists five times over the last six... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Love Scores Game-High 28 Points At MSG

Cleveland Cavaliers forward/center Kevin Love went crazy from three-point land and ended up as the leading scorer on Monday against the Knicks. He shot 6-for-13 from deep and 9-for-17 overall on his way to 28 points, which is his highest mark since Dec. 25 when he had 31 points against the Warriors. Cleveland finishes off... Read More

2 years ago

Willy Hernangomez Keeps Performing Well For Hornets

Charlotte Hornets center Willy Hernangomez made it five solid outings in a row on Sunday, scoring 14 points and grabbing eight rebounds in a loss to Indiana. He went a perfect 6-for-6 from the line and missed only one of five field goal attempts. Both teams played their reserves a lot and that led to... Read More

2 years ago

Marvin Williams Plays Well In Loss To Pacers

Charlotte Hornets forward Marvin Williams was one of only a couple of starters not to struggle in Sunday's 123-117 loss to Indiana, starting off very hot and finishing with 16 points in 22 minutes in the end. He filled it up from deep, making four of six treys and shot 5-for-8 overall. Williams also recorded... Read More

2 years ago

Kemba Walker Remains Quiet On Sunday

Charlotte Hornets point guard Kemba Walker continued his shockingly poor end-of-season run on Sunday, getting only 12 points in 25 minutes against Indiana. Kemba has now failed to reach 20 points in five straight games, averaging a measly 10.2 points on 35.6 percent shooting. He finished 4-for-9 against the Pacers, dropping nothing but bricks from... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Howard Posts Ninth Consecutive Double-Double

Charlotte Hornets center Dwight Howard is on his way to starting next season while sitting on a double-double streak. He had 10 points and 12 boards in Sunday's loss to Indiana, which marks his ninth consecutive double-double and there have only been four outings without one for him since the start of last month. Howard's... Read More

2 years ago

Malik Monk Plays Superbly Again

Charlotte Hornets shooting guard Malik Monk continued his late-season surge on Sunday, recording a third consecutive 20-plus point outing. He scored 22 points in 24 minutes off the bench against Indiana, shooting 8-for-17 from the floor and 3-for-11 from behind the arc. Monk has been mostly anonymous in his rookie year, but he's now logged... Read More

2 years ago

Lance Stephenson Almost Records a Triple-Double On Sunday

Indiana Pacers guard/forward Lance Stephenson got very close to his first triple-double of the season on Sunday, ending a 123-117 win over Charlotte with eight points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists in 27 minutes. He shot really badly, finishing 3-for-13, so that ruined his triple-double chances. Stephenson is a versatile player, but there have been... Read More

2 years ago

Domantas Sabonis Explodes For 30 Points Off The Bench In Sunday's Win

Indiana Pacers center Domantas Sabonis had a career-night on Sunday against the Hornets, posting his new personal best in scoring with 30 points. He ended up logging a game-high 38 minutes, with Myles Turner having a shocker by picking up four fouls in seven minutes. Sabonis shot 13-for-21 from the field and got close to... Read More

2 years ago

Victor Oladipo Scores 27 Points In 27 Minutes On Sunday

Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo found the perfect way to answer to his five-point dud posted in Friday's loss at Toronto, scoring 27 points in 27 minutes in Sunday's win over Charlotte. He missed only three of his 15 shots, finishing 3-for-4 from the three-point line. Oladipo also extended his streak with at least... Read More

2 years ago

Maximilian Kleber Picks Up First Career Double-Double Off The Bench

Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber will be celebrating his first career double-double on Sunday night. The 26-year-old rookie from Germany scored 11 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in 20 minutes off the bench in a 109-97 loss to Philadelphia. He played a weird one, as he filled the box score decently, getting one block as... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Powell Ends Double-Double Drought On Sunday

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell posted a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double in 35 minutes on Sunday against the Sixers to end a lengthy streak without one. He had gotten his last double-double on March 10 against Memphis. Powell was flirting with double-doubles regularly in February and at the start of last month, but the wheels suddenly... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Logs Huge Minutes On Sunday

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes literally got to rest his feet for just five minutes in Sunday's loss to the Sixers, playing 43 minutes. He scored a game-high 21 points, but wasn't very effective, going 2-for-9 with his treys and shooting 9-for-25 overall. Barnes' fantasy value relies heavily on scoring, so it was good... Read More

2 years ago

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