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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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Dejounte Murray Returns to Action With a 12-Point Effort

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray (ankle) was back on the floor on Monday against Utah after missing one game, scoring 12 points on 6-for-14 shooting. He logged 29 minutes and looked fine, as he also recorded four rebounds, four assists and one steal. Murray has cooled off a bit after his great start... Read More

2 years ago

Pau Gasol Gets 12th Double-Double of the Season

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol was back in the starting lineup on Monday against the Utah Jazz and he made all fantasy owners happy, getting a 15-point, 15-rebound double-double. Gasol shot 6-for-14 from the field and also had six assists, two blocks, and a steal. He was relegated to the bench at the start... Read More

2 years ago

Kyle Anderson Leads Spurs in Scoring Against Utah

San Antonio Spurs forward Kyle Anderson logged a team-high 35 minutes in Monday's loss to Utah and he also led the team in scoring, getting 16 points on 5-for-12 shooting. He missed all three attempts from deep and turned the ball over four times, but it was a good performance overall, which included five rebounds,... Read More

2 years ago

Doug McDermott Finishes With Eight Points in the Start

Dallas Mavericks small forward Doug McDermott got the start on Sunday against Houston with Dirk Nowitzki (ankle), Wesley Matthews (back) and J.J. Barea (rest) all out, but he failed to impress, scoring only eight points in 34 minutes. McDermott shot 2-for-6 from downtown and 3-for-9 overall. He added four assists and three rebounds to his... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Underperforms on Sunday

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes had a disappointing outing on Sunday against the Houston Rockets, finishing with only 11 points in 31 minutes. After dropping 21 points in 27 minutes on the Lakers, Barnes shot 4-for-15 from the field and missed four of his five attempts from downtown. Barnes, who missed a couple of... Read More

2 years ago


Dennis Smith Jr. Posts New Career-High in Assists

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. recorded a double-double on Sunday against Houston with 16 points and a new career-high 11 assists. Smith had 10 assists in his NBA debut back in October, but he's averaged just five dimes during his rookie season, so it was great to see the ball movement by him. Maybe... Read More

2 years ago

Dwight Powell Records Double-Double on Sunday

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell picked up his second double-double of the season in Sunday's loss to Houston, scoring 18 points on 6-for-12 shooting in addition to grabbing 12 rebounds. Powell also sank all six of his attempts from the charity stripe and he also had one block in 29 minutes of action. He now... Read More

2 years ago

Yogi Ferrell Leads Dallas in Scoring Against Houston

Dallas Mavericks guard Yogi Ferrell made his 17th start of the season on Sunday with multiple players out, and had a really good game, leading the team in scoring with 20 points. He shot 7-for-14 from the field and made half of his eight triple attempts, while adding five rebounds and three steals to his... Read More

2 years ago

E'Twaun Moore Shoots Well Against Nets

New Orleans Pelicans shooting guard E'Twaun Moore hit five of his eight shots on Saturday against the Brooklyn Nets to finish with 12 points. He went 2-for-4 with his triples to continue his career year from behind the arc this season. Moore is shooting 43.5 percent from deep this season, which is helping him average... Read More

2 years ago

Nikola Mirotic Posts Big Double-Double in Pelicans Win

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Nikola Mirotic enjoyed Saturday's tilt with the Brooklyn Nets, scoring 21 points on 8-for-18 shooting and posting season highs in both rebounds and blocks with 16 and five, respectively. He didn't shoot the three-ball well by going just 2-for-8 from deep, but overall, it was a really impressive outing. Mirotic... Read More

2 years ago


Jrue Holiday Bounces Back on Saturday With 22 Points

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, who was limited to just nine points and no assists by the Sixers on Friday, quickly got going again, scoring 22 points on 7-for-15 shooting in Saturday's double-overtime win over Brooklyn. He also had seven rebounds and five assists in 49 minutes on the floor. Holiday has been really... Read More

2 years ago

Rajon Rondo Records Second Triple-Double of the Season

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo was back in the starting lineup on Saturday against Brooklyn and he didn't disappoint, as he scored a season-high 25 points, dished out 12 assists and grabbed 10 rebounds to record his second triple-double of the season. Rondo, who came off the bench in the previous two games,... Read More

2 years ago

Anthony Davis Scores 44 Points Versus Nets

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis, who had combined for just 29 points in the previous two games, went off for 44 points in Saturday's double-overtime win against the Brooklyn Nets, shooting 16-for-35, including 3-for-5 from deep. He also had 17 rebounds, three blocks and a season-high six steals in 50 minutes on the floor.... Read More

2 years ago

Gerald Green Enjoys Extended Run

Houston Rockets shooting guard Gerald Green logged over 25 minutes for the fifth time in last six games on Friday, scoring 16 points in 28 minutes against the Nuggets. He shot the three-ball well, going 4-for-9 with his treys, but overall, it wasn't a very effective scoring output, as he shot 5-for-14. Trevor Ariza (hamstring)... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Gordon Returns From Injury With 12 Points

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon (back) was in the lineup again on Friday against Denver, scoring 12 points in 27 minutes off the bench. Gordon shot 2-for-5 from deep and 4-for-9 overall, making both of his attempts from the charity stripe. It's good to see he managed to play 27 minutes after sitting out... Read More

2 years ago


Ryan Anderson Returns From Injury With a Hot Hand

Houston Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson (ankle) returned from a one-game absence on Friday against Denver, logging 30 minutes off the bench and scoring nine points, which all came from three-balls. Anderson has had a couple of really poor shooting months this season, but he's been hot in February. After making all three attempts against... Read More

2 years ago

Chris Paul Logs Only 22 Minutes in Rockets Win

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul played only 22 minutes on Friday in a 130-104 win over Denver. He missed all four of his treys but still managed to score in double figures with 11 points, shooting 3-for-8 and being perfect from the line with his five attempts. Paul also had seven assists and two... Read More

2 years ago

James Harden Scores 28 Points in 27 Minutes

Houston Rockets guard James Harden played only 27 minutes in Friday's blowout win over Denver, but still managed to score 28 points. He went 5-for-11 from behind the arc, 9-for-11 from the free throw line and shot 7-for-16 overall. Harden also had 11 assists and seven rebounds in what was another superb fantasy line. He'll... Read More

2 years ago

Clint Capela Posts a Massive Double-Double

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela dominated the boards in Friday's win over Denver, grabbing 25 rebounds on his way to posting a massive double-double with 23 points. He went 9-for-15 from the field and 5-for-11 from the charity stripe, getting a couple of blocks as well. Capela has recently tormented opponents with 16.4 points, 13.4... Read More

2 years ago

Wesley Matthews Scores 17 Points on Thursday

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthews had a rough night from downtown on Thursday against the Warriors, making only two of his nine triples, but he still finished with 17 points. Matthews, who also had a couple of steals, shot 7-for-17 overall in the first game following the trade deadline. Dallas was reportedly shopping Matthews... Read More

2 years ago


Dwight Powell Continues Impressive Run as a Starter

Dallas Mavericks forward/center Dwight Powell had another good night as a starter on Thursday, logging 31 minutes and finishing with 18 points. Powell, who's started four straight games, shot 7-for-9 and made all four free throws. He picked up a couple of steals as well in the 121-103 loss. Powell has averaged 29.8 minutes as... Read More

2 years ago

Dirk Nowitzki Posts Double-Double in Dallas Loss

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki posted his fourth double-double of the season in Thursday's loss to the Warriors, getting 16 points on 6-for-10 shooting and grabbing 11 rebounds. Two of the four double-doubles have come in the last four games. Nowitzki also had two blocks and recorded a season-high five steals in 28 minutes.... Read More

2 years ago

J.J. Barea Drops Eight Dimes in a Start

Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Barea started instead of Harrison Barnes (ankle) on Thursday against Golden State, playing 28 minutes and finishing with six points and eight assists. Barea went 2-for-9 from the floor and missed all five treys. The 33-year-old sharpshooter is having trouble finding the net after returning from injury, shooting with just 27.6... Read More

2 years ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Leads Dallas in Scoring on Thursday

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. has had some really inefficient shooting nights lately, but with his high usage rate (28.8 percent), he's still getting the job done in terms of scoring. He had 22 points in Thursday's loss to the Warriors, shooting 8-for-18 from the field. However, he did have a good day... Read More

2 years ago

Patty Mills Provides 18 Points in 17 Minutes Versus Suns

San Antonio Spurs point guard Patty Mills got hot from the three-point line in Wednesday's win over Phoenix, making five of his seven attempts from deep, which helped him finish with 18 points in just 17 minutes. Mills also helped out his team defensively with a block and a steal. After missing all six of... Read More

2 years ago


Pau Gasol Fills the Stat Sheet Off the Bench

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol once again started from the bench Wednesday against the Phoenix Suns but ended up having a good all-around performance with 11 rebounds, four assists, three blocks and a steal. Gasol disappointed with his shot, going just 2-for-9 from to floor and finishing with five points, but proved that he... Read More

2 years ago

Danny Green Stays Hot From Deep Against Suns

San Antonio Spurs shooting guard Danny Green had another superb game from behind the arc in Wednesday's blowout win over Phoenix, making five of his seven triples to finish with 17 points in 22 minutes. The five treys match his season high and add to a recent hot shooting streak. Green has gone 11-for-21 (52.4... Read More

2 years ago

Dejounte Murray Scores 14 Points in 13 Minutes Before Injury

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray was on his way to a monster line in Wednesday's road win against Phoenix before a left ankle sprain cut his game short. Murray had 14 points in just 13 minutes on the floor before exiting with the injury, shooting 7-for-12, while grabbing four rebounds and dishing out... Read More

2 years ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Records Double-Double in Spurs Win

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge ended a run of six consecutive games without a double-double on Wednesday, scoring 23 points with 10-for-14 shooting and grabbing 13 rebounds. Aldridge has been quiet on the boards lately with DeJounte Murray being superefficient on the glass, but Murray ended up playing just 13 minutes, so Aldridge... Read More

2 years ago

Gerald Green Drops 16 Points in 18 Minutes on Brooklyn

Houston Rockets shooting guard Gerald Green enjoyed a great shooting night against the Brooklyn Nets, making six of his eight shots -- including four of six from deep -- to register 16 points in just 18 minutes in the 123-113 win. Green lost some playing time with Eric Gordon (back) returning to the floor, but... Read More

2 years ago


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