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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 3031 articles so far, you can find them below.


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

Ryan Anderson Logs Only Nine Minutes in Rockets Win

Houston Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson played only nine minutes in Tuesday's win over Brooklyn, failing to score with his only field goal attempt. He sprained his right ankle and Mike D'Antoni decided to not play him after that, though the Rockets head coach admitted after the game that the injury wasn't serious at all... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Gordon Returns From Injury With 13 Points

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon, who sat out a couple of games because of a back problem, was at it again on Tuesday, recording 13 points in 28 minutes against the Brooklyn Nets. He shot well, going 5-for-9 from the floor, but attempted only three triples, which was a bit bizarre to see. The... Read More

2 years ago


Clint Capela Picks Up Another Double-Double

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela picked up his sixth double-double in last seven games against Brooklyn, recording 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting and 11 rebounds. He also had four blocks and a steal in what was another impressive performance from the Swiss big man. Capela had just one outing in January with at least three... Read More

2 years ago

Chris Paul Stays Hot From Downtown

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul had another impressive performance from downtown in Tuesday's win over the Nets, as he made half of his eight triples to finish with 25 points. Paul, who went 6-for-9 with his treys in the previous game, also had seven rebounds, five assists and a couple of steals. He's averaged... Read More

2 years ago

James Harden Surpasses 15,000 Points in Rockets Win

Houston Rockets guard James Harden became the 18th active player to reach 15,000 points in the NBA on Tuesday in a win over Brooklyn. The Beard easily reached the milestone, shooting 11-for-23 from the floor with four triples to finish with 36 points. He played 34 minutes and was a perfect 10-for-10 from the line,... Read More

2 years ago

Emeka Okafor Plays Nine Minutes in Pelicans Debut

New Orleans Pelicans center Emeka Okafor made his debut on Monday against Utah after signing a 10-day contract over the weekend. He logged nine minutes in his first NBA game since March 2013, finishing with three points and two rebounds. It's always nice to see players making their way back from serious injuries, and Okafor... Read More

2 years ago

Rajon Rondo Comes Out Blazing Against Utah

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Rajon Rondo had a great opening half on Monday against Utah, scoring 18 points on some ridiculous shooting, which included four triples. He made seven of his first 10 shots, including four of first five triples. However, Rondo failed to add anything to his points tally in the second half,... Read More

2 years ago


Nikola Mirotic Disappears in Second Game For Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans power forward Nikola Mirotic, who had a nice debut for the team off the bench with 18 points and 12 rebounds, was promoted to the starting lineup Monday against the Utah Jazz, but he ended up being very ineffective. He missed all four of his triples and shot 2-for-8 overall to register... Read More

2 years ago

Anthony Davis Shoots It Badly Against Jazz

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis had a rough night around the rim on Monday, shooting 6-for-16 from the floor and finishing with only 15 points. He also committed five turnovers in 35 minutes of action. However, AD didn't completely let down his fantasy owners, as he picked up another double-double with 11 rebounds and... Read More

2 years ago

Jrue Holiday Leads Pelicans in Scoring on Monday

New Orleans Pelicans point guard Jrue Holiday followed up his dud against Minnesota with a superb offensive performance versus Utah, shooting 13-for-21 from the field on his way to a team-high 28 points. He missed his only free throw attempt but had a good day from deep, making two of five triples. Holiday, who's reached... Read More

2 years ago

Dillon Brooks Keeps Shooting Well From Deep

Memphis Grizzlies forward Dillon Brooks had another good outing from behind the arc on Sunday against Toronto, making two of his five treys, which helped him finish with 12 points in 27 minutes. Since the start of January, Brooks has failed to make at least 40 percent of his threes in only five games and... Read More

2 years ago

Wayne Selden Struggles Again on Sunday

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Wayne Selden, who finished off last month by scoring 17 and 24 points against Phoenix and Indiana respectively, has failed to carry the good scoring form into February, failing to reach double figures in both outings so far. Following a 7-point night against Detroit, Selden shot 3-for-12 from the floor to... Read More

2 years ago


Andrew Harrison Keeps Impressing For Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison continued his recent impressive run in Sunday's 101-86 loss to Toronto, shooting 6-for-12 -- including 2-for-5 from behind the arc -- on his way to 18 points in 31 minutes. Harrison also had four rebounds, three assists, and a block. The second-year player has been solid as a starter over... Read More

2 years ago

JaMychal Green Logs 26 Minutes in First Start Following Injury

Memphis Grizzlies power forward JaMychal Green was back in the starting five on Sunday for the first time since returning from a 5-game injury layoff, getting 11 points on 4-for-9 shooting in 26 minutes. Green picked up five offensive boards and six rebounds in total, adding a block and a steal as well. Prior to... Read More

2 years ago

Marc Gasol Leads All Scorers in Loss to Toronto

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol shot the ball badly for a second consecutive outing on Sunday, making just six of his 16 field goals, but that didn't stop him from being the top scorer in the game against Toronto with 20 points. Gasol went 2-for-5 from deep in 37 minutes, getting six boards, five assists,... Read More

2 years ago

Tony Parker Gets Season-High Nine Assists Off the Bench

San Antonio Spurs point guard Tony Parker provided a season-high nine assists to his teammates in Saturday's 120-111 home loss to the Utah Jazz and he also scored well, getting 11 points on 5-for-9 shooting in 23 minutes. Parker was one of the few Spurs players who finished the game with a positive plus/minus and... Read More

2 years ago

Pau Gasol Nearly Double-Doubles Off the Bench

San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol started from the bench for the first time this season in Saturday's home loss to Utah and ended up doing a productive job by getting nearly a double-double in 20 minutes of action. He scored eight points with 3-for-8 shooting and grabbed 11 rebounds. The Spurs haven't reached the... Read More

2 years ago


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