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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.

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

Dennis Smith Jr. Finishes Sunday's Loss With a Double-Double

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. didn't let a knee problem bother him on Sunday, as he finished a 109-97 loss to Philadelphia with his fifth career double-double, matching a career-high with 11 assists and scoring 20 points on 9-for-19 shooting. Smith Jr. played 40 minutes, so it doesn't seem like the knee injury,... Read More

2 years ago

Marco Belinelli Gets 15 Points Despite Struggles From Downtown

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard Marco Belinelli missed all three attempts from three-point land in Sunday's win over Dallas, but he still provided a solid 15 points off the bench in 27 minutes. He finished 7-for-15 from the field while grabbing four boards and recording a block for a second straight game. Belinelli has been around... Read More

2 years ago

Ersan Ilyasova Extends Double-Double Streak To Four Games

Philadelphia 76ers power forward Ersan Ilyasova had his fourth consecutive game with a double-double on Sunday, scoring 11 points and grabbing 12 rebounds off the bench in a win over Dallas. He made only one of four three-point attempts but shot a solid 5-for-10 overall. Ilyasova has missed a double-double just once in the last... Read More

2 years ago

J.J. Redick Scores 18 Points Versus Mavs

Philadelphia 76ers shooting guard J.J. Redick finished Sunday's 109-97 win against Dallas with 18 points, shooting 6-for-14 from the floor, nailing two of six attempts from outside and going a perfect 4-for-4 from the charity stripe. Redick is on a nice scoring streak at the moment, as he's averaging 22 points over the last five... Read More

2 years ago

Robert Covington Finishes Sunday's Win With a Double-Double

Philadelphia 76ers small forward Robert Covington recorded his second double-double of the month in Sunday's win over Dallas, getting 15 points and 10 rebounds in 34 minutes. He shot 5-for-9 from the field, including 3-for-6 from downtown, while picking up two steals and two blocks as well. Covington had two double-doubles in total last month,... Read More

2 years ago

Ben Simmons Puts On Another Show Sunday

Philadelphia 76ers point guard Ben Simmons did everything once again on Sunday, posting his second straight game with four steals, scoring 16 points and adding nine assists, seven rebounds, and one block. All that in just 31 minutes in a 109-97 win over Dallas. Simmons shot 7-for-10 from the field and 2-for-6 from the line.... Read More

2 years ago

Timo Meier Gets Another Goal In Regular Season Finale

San Jose Sharks right wing Timo Meier got bumped down from a top-six role on Saturday in a 6-3 loss to Minnesota, with Evander Kane (upper body) returning, but he still managed to perform well offensively, netting for the second time in last three games to make it 21 goals for the season. Meier logged... Read More

2 years ago

Brent Burns Finishes Regular Season With a Multi-Point Game

San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns ended the regular season on a high, recording his second multi-point game in the last three outings in Saturday's 6-3 loss to Minnesota. He picked up a pair of helpers to improve his career high in assists to 55. Burns had a torrid time in front of goal this... Read More

2 years ago

Alec Martinez Scores Twice In Losing Effort

Los Angeles Kings defenseman Alec Martinez scored both of the team's goals in Saturday's 4-2 loss to Dallas. Jonathan Quick simply doesn't like playing on Saturdays, taking his sixth straight loss. The Kings found themselves in a tough spot, being down 4-0 after the first, but Martinez gave them a bit of hope with a... Read More

2 years ago

Connor McDavid Clinches Second Consecutive Art Ross Trophy With 108 Points

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid has finished as the NHL's leading scorer for a second consecutive year, picking up two assists in Saturday's 3-2 shootout win against the Canucks to make it 108 points for the season. He joins Wayne Gretzky as the only two players in league history to win the scoring race more... Read More

2 years ago

Rickard Rakell Sets New Career High With 34th Goal

Anaheim Ducks forward Rickard Rakell set a new career high in goals in the final regular season game of the year, netting his 34th goal in a 3-0 win over Arizona. He also registered a power-play assist on the opening goal, which was scored by Adam Henrique. Rakell led the team in points during the... Read More

2 years ago

Ryan Miller Posts Shutout In Regular Season Finale

Anaheim Ducks goaltender Ryan Miller showed once more that if John Gibson (upper body) isn't healthy enough to start the playoffs, then the team doesn't have much to worry about. He made 31 saves on Saturday in a 3-0 win over Arizona, posting his fourth shutout of the season and the 43rd of his career.... Read More

2 years ago

Evan Turner Plays Well Saturday Night

Portland Trail Blazers guard/forward Evan Turner had one of his best offensive performances of the season in Saturday's loss to San Antonio, scoring 18 points on 8-for-12 shooting while adding four assists in 32 minutes on the floor. It's his best scoring performance since Jan. 10 when he also had 18 points against the Rockets.... Read More

2 years ago

C.J. McCollum Stays Quiet In Saturday's Loss

Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum is finishing the regular season with a cold spell, as he's failed to score 20 points in three consecutive games. He had 17 in Saturday's 116-105 loss to the Spurs, shooting 7-for-19 from the field and missing all three attempts from downtown. McCollum has also struggled against Denver this... Read More

2 years ago

Jusuf Nurkic Makes It Three Double-Doubles In Three Games

Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic battled well on Saturday against San Antonio, posting his third consecutive double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds, adding four assists and three blocks. He played 30 minutes and shot 6-for-10 from the floor. Nurkic will get a revenge game next, as the Blazers visit Denver, who traded the... Read More

2 years ago

Damian Lillard Scores 33 Points In Losing Effort

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard (ankle) returned to action with a really solid performance after missing one game, scoring 33 points against the Spurs on Saturday. He shot 11-for-22 from the floor, finishing with six triples. However, he disappointed with seven turnovers and just five assists. Lillard has been scoring well this month,... Read More

2 years ago

Manu Ginobili Has Perfect Night Versus Portland

San Antonio Spurs guard/forward Manu Ginobili rolled back the years on Saturday, as he shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field against Portland on his way to 17 points in 19 minutes. He provided back-to-back threes at a vital time to help the Spurs get a comfortable lead late on, which they molded into a... Read More

2 years ago

Rudy Gay Provides 16 Points Off The Bench

San Antonio Spurs forward Rudy Gay scored 16 points in 27 minutes off the bench in Saturday's win over Portland, extending his streak with 10-plus point games to four. He's averaged exactly 16 points as well during the good run, which was sparked by a little bump in playing time. Gay has played at least... Read More

2 years ago

Dejounte Murray Continues Good Scoring Streak

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray had a second consecutive good shooting night on Saturday, making five of his nine shots on his way to 17 points in a 116-105 win over Portland. He spent a big part of the night on the line, shooting 7-for-10. Murray also had five rebounds, four assists, and... Read More

2 years ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Unstoppable For Portland Again

San Antonio Spurs forward/center LaMarcus Aldridge, who dropped 30 points on the Blazers last time, was unstoppable for his former team on Saturday as well, finishing with 28 points on 13-for-22 shooting, adding nine rebounds and doubling his season-high in steals with four. Aldridge has now scored 25-plus points in 10 of the last 12... Read More

2 years ago

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