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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 3007 articles so far, you can find them below.


DeJounte Murray Held Scoreless In Win

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray had the ultimate Jekyll and Hyde performance on Tuesday against Denver, failing to score in 26 minutes but getting 13 rebounds with seven assists and two blocks. Murray had only four field goal attempts and didn't go to the line once. The 6-foot-5 guard has been amazing on... Read More

2 years ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Drops 30 Points On Denver

San Antonio Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had his fifth game of the month with at least 30 points on Tuesday, scoring 30 in 39 minutes against the Denver Nuggets. He made both of his free throws and was 14-for-23 from the floor. Aldridge added five rebounds and two blocks to his tally. He struggled... Read More

2 years ago

Gerald Green Logs 32 Minutes Off The Bench

Houston Rockets shooting guard Gerald Green provided 32 minutes of production off the bench in Tuesday's 114-107 win over Orlando, shooting 4-for-11 on his way to 11 points. He disappointed from deep, making just two of his seven three-point attempts, but he did grab six boards and added a block. Green has resurfaced from the... Read More

2 years ago

Luc Mbah A Moute Goes Unnoticed In Start

Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute made his sixth start of the season on Tuesday against the Orlando Magic, but didn't do much in 39 minutes, scoring only eight points and getting a couple of rebounds and a steal. The outing was a massive disappointment, as Mbah a Moute had been great in previous... Read More

2 years ago

Clint Capela Posts Double-Double Against Orlando

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela posted another double-double on Tuesday against Orlando, grabbing 13 boards and scoring 12 points on 6-for-14 shooting. He also had his 12th game of the season with at least three blocks. Capela played 30 minutes and ended up leading the team in the plus/minus column with a positive-13 rating. He's a... Read More

2 years ago


James Harden Explodes For A Historic Triple-Double

Houston Rockets guard James Harden had one of the best performances in NBA history on Tuesday night against the Orlando Magic, becoming the first player ever with a 60-point triple-double. Harden shot 19-for-30 with five triples and 17 free throws to break the Rockets franchise record for most points scored in a game. He added... Read More

2 years ago

Jarell Martin Comes Up Big Defensively For Memphis

Memphis Grizzlies power forward Jarell Martin had a block party on Monday against Pheonix, swatting away three attempts in 34 minutes of action, helping out on the defensive end with two steals as well. Martin added four rebounds and three assists, going 4-for-9 from the field for nine points. He's posted 11.9 points, 5.4 rebounds,... Read More

2 years ago

Wayne Selden Productive in His Third Straight Start

Memphis Grizzlies shooting guard Wayne Selden, who's recently replaced Tyreke Evans in the starting five, had a career-high six assists on Monday against Phoenix to go along with 17 points. Selden missed only one of his four triples and shot 7-for-12 overall. He was anonymous in the previous starts, combining for only eight points, so... Read More

2 years ago

Dillon Brooks Keeps it Going Versus Suns

Memphis Grizzlies guard/forward Dillon Brooks continued his recent good play on Monday, scoring an efficient 12 points against the Suns. The 22-year-old rookie shot 5-for-8, making one of his two three-point attempts. Taking care of the ball was a bit of a problem with four turnovers, but he made up for it a bit with... Read More

2 years ago

Tyreke Evans Provides 27 Points Off the Bench

Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans returned from an illness in Monday's 120-109 win over Phoenix, dropping 27 points in 26 minutes off the bench. Evans, who led the Grizzlies in scoring for the 20th time this season, sank three of his five triples and shot 11-for-17 overall. He had four assists and was a team-leading... Read More

2 years ago


Marc Gasol Posts Double-Double in Grizzlies Win

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol, who celebrated his 33rd birthday on Monday, played only 24 minutes against the Phoenix Suns, but it was enough to grab his 20th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Grizzlies took over the game in the second quarter and it was a blowout, so that... Read More

2 years ago

Dante Cunningham Quiet in a Start

New Orleans Pelicans forward Dante Cunningham replaced DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles) in the starting lineup in Sunday's 112-103 loss to the Clippers, but he didn't do much in 28 minutes of action, missing four of his five three-point shots and shooting 3-for-7 overall. Cunningham finished with eight points, seven rebounds, and a steal. He's averaged 6.1... Read More

2 years ago

Jrue Holiday Fills the Stat Sheet Against the Clippers

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday continued his hot January form on Sunday, shooting 7-for-15 on his way to 20 points against the Clippers. He also grabbed a season-high nine rebounds and dished out seven assists while making some great defensive plays as well with three blocks and a steal. Holiday now has 20 or... Read More

2 years ago

Anthony Davis Posts a Huge Double-Double

New Orleans Pelicans forward/center Anthony Davis didn't disappoint in the first game without DeMarcus Cousins, as he scored 25 points on 8-for-17 shooting and grabbed 17 rebounds. He played 41 minutes and added six assists, two steals and a block to his stat line. Davis now has 26 double-doubles this season, and he'll be a... Read More

2 years ago

Eric Gordon Anonymous in 33 Minutes

Houston Rockets shooting guard Eric Gordon logged 33 minutes Sunday against the Phoenix Suns but didn't do much, getting just 13 points on 3-for-9 shooting. After going 4-for-7 from downtown in the previous two games, Gordon shot the three-ball badly, making only two of eight attempts. He recently had a streak of 16 consecutive three-balls... Read More

2 years ago


Ryan Anderson Back in Double Figures on Sunday

Houston Rockets power forward Ryan Anderson went 3-for-8 from the field in Sunday's win against Phoenix, finishing with 13 points, which helped him end a run of five straight games without double-digit points. However, the struggles are still there, as he got a good chunk of his points from the free throw line, shooting 5-for-6.... Read More

2 years ago

Luc Mbah a Moute Productive Off the Bench

Houston Rockets forward Luc Mbah a Moute had a productive 32 minutes off the bench Sunday against Phoenix, scoring 13 points on 4-for-7 shooting, grabbing two boards and recording two steals and a block. He could be getting more minutes once more, as Trevor Ariza exited the game after the opening minute with a hamstring... Read More

2 years ago

Chris Paul Provides 17 Points in 27 Minutes

Houston Rockets point guard Chris Paul got most of his 17 points from the charity stripe in Sunday's win over Phoenix. Paul was perfect from the line for a second consecutive game, making all nine attempts. He also had a second consecutive outing without a single turnover, getting 27 minutes on the floor. CP3 ended... Read More

2 years ago

Clint Capela Gets a Double-Double in 24 Minutes

Houston Rockets center Clint Capela played only 24 minutes in Sunday's 113-102 win over Phoenix, but that didn't prevent him from getting his 23rd double-double of the season with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Capela went 3-for-5 from the floor and made four of his six free throw attempts. However, for the 10th time this... Read More

2 years ago

James Harden Nearly Posts Triple-Double Against Phoenix

Houston Rockets guard James Harden now seems to have fully shaken off the rust following his recent injury break, as he put on a dominant show against the Phoenix Suns. The league's leading scorer went 8-for-21 from the floor and dropped 27 points on the Suns, while nearly getting a triple-double with 10 boards and... Read More

2 years ago


Maximilian Kleber Does a Bit of Everything for Dallas

Dallas Mavericks forward Maximilian Kleber once again showed his potential of being a good fantasy contributor across the board in Saturday's loss to Denver. The 25-year-old German had eight points with two triples, four boards, three assists, two blocked shots and a career-high three steals. Kleber has been in head coach Rick Carlisle's doghouse more than... Read More

2 years ago

Dirk Nowitzki Strokes it Well from Deep Against Denver

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki brought back memories of happier times for Mavs fans on Saturday as he shot 3-for-5 from deep on his way to 11 points in 25 minutes. The 19-year veteran has made more threes in just four games this season, which has gone pretty well for him from downtown, as... Read More

2 years ago

Wesley Matthews Awful in Mavs Loss

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthews ended up with just seven points in Saturday's 91-89 loss to the Denver Nuggets. Matthews shot 3-for-10, making only one of his four three-pointers, and he missed a potential game-winner at the buzzer as well. After a couple of recent outstanding displays, the former Trail Blazer is struggling again,... Read More

2 years ago

Dennis Smith Jr. Has a Bad Shooting Night in Denver

Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. struggled with his shot on Saturday against Denver, making only five of his 18 field goal attempts and missing all four three-pointers. He finished with 13 points in 31 minutes of action and even failed to deliver from the charity stripe, missing half of his six attempts. However,... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Leads Mavs in Scoring on Saturday

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes had a good game on Saturday against the Denver Nuggets, leading his team in scoring with 22 points in the 91-89 loss. Barnes looked set for a monster night when he scored 12 first-quarter points, but he was defended better during the rest of the game. He shot 9-for-19... Read More

2 years ago


Dejounte Murray Set to Shine Again on Friday

San Antonio Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray, who's claimed the starting job ahead of Tony Parker, looks set to shine again on Friday when the Philadelphia 76ers visit the AT&T Center. The Sixers have been one of the worst teams in the league against point guards this season, allowing over 22 points per 48 minutes.... Read More

2 years ago

Harrison Barnes Disappointing in Loss to Houston

Dallas Mavericks small forward Harrison Barnes missed both of his three-pointers and shot 5-for-12 overall on Wednesday in a 104-97 loss at home to the Houston Rockets. Barnes started the game coming off of a nice 20-point, 10-rebound double-double against Washington on Monday. He ended up being passive on the boards as well with only five rebounds... Read More

2 years ago

Dirk Nowitzki Logs Season-Low 15 Minutes Against Houston

Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki logged a season-low 15 minutes in Wednesday's 104-97 home loss to Houston, managing just seven points on 2-for-7 shooting. The game got out of hand for the Mavs after half time and the German ended up getting only four minutes in the second half. Head coach Rick Carlisle said... Read More

2 years ago

Yogi Ferrell Provides a Spark off the Bench for the Mavs

Dallas Mavericks point guard Yogi Ferrell was great off the bench in Wednesday's loss to Houston, shooting 6-for-9, including 4-for-5 from deep, on his way to 19 points. He had only one turnover in 32 minutes and recorded four rebounds and four assists. Ferrell has gotten at least 30 minutes of playing time in six... Read More

2 years ago

Wesley Matthews Scores Season-High 29 Points on Wednesday

Dallas Mavericks shooting guard Wesley Matthews was one of the team's few bright spots in Wednesday's 104-97 loss to the Houston Rockets. He made half of his 14 three-point attempts on his way to a season-high 29 points. Matthews went 10-for-18 overall from the floor and filled the rest of his stat sheet with five... Read More

2 years ago


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