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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 3663 articles so far, you can find them below.

Nikola Jokic Scores 35 Points In Overtime Win

Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic posted his fifth game of the season with 30-plus points on Sunday, as he finished a 128-125 overtime win against the Bucks with 35, shooting 14-for-24 from the field, including 2-for-5 from behind the arc. Jokic was a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line and also had 13 rebounds,... Read More

2 years ago

Tyus Jones Picks Up Four Steals In Start With 15 Points

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones made his 11th start of the year on Sunday with Jeff Teague (knee) on the sidelines, and he performed well, finishing with 15 points, four assists and four steals in 33 minutes. Jones shot 6-for-13 from the floor and made half of his four triples. He's been solid as... Read More

2 years ago

Karl-Anthony Towns Tamed By Jazz

Minnesota Timberwolves center Karl-Anthony Towns had an average game on Sunday, scoring 20 points and grabbing seven rebounds against Utah. He had just recorded a 20-20 game at Dallas, so the effort on the glass was a major disappointment. It's only his fifth game with single-digit rebounds since the turn of the year, two of... Read More

2 years ago

Andrew Wiggins Leads Minnesota In Scoring On Sunday

Minnesota Timberwolves small forward Andrew Wiggins finished with 23 points in 36 minutes on Sunday to lead the team in scoring against the Jazz. He dropped an eight-point dud on Friday against Dallas, so he was back in business. Wiggins also extended his run with multiple steals to four games and bagged six rebounds with... Read More

2 years ago

Rudy Gobert Gets Four Blocks Against Minnesota

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert recorded his third game with at least four blocks in the last six outings on Sunday, swatting away four attempts in 32 minutes. He had his second consecutive game with single-digit points but made up for it with by limiting Karl-Anthony Towns to just 20 points and grabbing 13 rebounds.... Read More

2 years ago

Derrick Favors Scores Efficient 16 Points Versus Minnesota

Utah Jazz forward/center Derrick Favors had a great night around the rim on Sunday, as he shot 6-for-9 from the floor on his way to 16 points against Minnesota. Two of his misses were from downtown and he added four points from the charity stripe, finishing 4-for-7 from the line. Favors played 31 minutes but... Read More

2 years ago

Donovan Mitchell Extends Streak With 20-Plus Points

Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell had another outstanding runout on Sunday, as he recorded his ninth consecutive game with at least 20 points, finishing with 21 against the Timberwolves. He missed only five of his 15 shots and bagged a couple of steals alongside four assists. Mitchell has had a few rough shooting nights lately,... Read More

2 years ago

Ricky Rubio Scores 23 Points In 27 Minutes

Utah Jazz point guard Ricky Rubio enjoyed familiar surroundings on Sunday, as the team visited the Minnesota Timberwolves, who traded the Spaniard last summer. He had a great performance, scoring 23 points in only 27 minutes, shooting 9-for-14 from the field. Rubio disappointed with only three dimes, but he was on fire from outside, sinking... Read More

2 years ago

Danilo Gallinari Struggles From The Field In Sunday's Loss

Los Angeles Clippers forward Danilo Gallinari went missing offensively on Sunday, finishing with only seven points in a 111-104 loss to Indiana. He failed to make any of his three attempts from outside and ended up with an ugly 1-for-9 shooting overall. Gallinari has just returned from a hand injury, so the shooting woes aren't... Read More

2 years ago

Austin Rivers Plays Well In Losing Effort

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers had a good game on Sunday against the Pacers, as he shot 7-for-15 on his way to 18 points and he dished out seven assists as well. Rivers also made some nice defensive plays in 37 minutes on the floor, snatching two steals and recording one block. He had... Read More

2 years ago

DeAndre Jordan Has Rough Day At The Office Against Indiana

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, who's usually the team's most efficient player, ended up with a team-worst minus-18 rating in Sunday's 111-104 loss to the Pacers. He made half of his field goal attempts but was limited to just eight shots, so he failed to get to double-digits, and that led to him missing... Read More

2 years ago

Lou Williams Provides 20 Points Off The Bench On Sunday

Los Angeles Clippers guard Lou Williams dropped a casual 20 points in 33 minutes on the Pacers in Sunday's 111-104 loss, shooting 7-for-13 from the field. He made only one of his four attempts from behind the arc but was perfect with five shots from the line. Williams has cooled off a bit lately, but... Read More

2 years ago

Tobias Harris Leads Clippers In Scoring Versus Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers forward Tobias Harris bounced back well from a 12-point dud posted on Friday against the Blazers, as he finished Sunday's tilt against Indiana with a team-leading 21 points. He made half of his six three-point attempts and shot 9-for-16 overall while also dishing out a season-high seven assists. Harris has had the... Read More

2 years ago

Thaddeus Young Posts An Outstanding Plus-Minus Versus Clippers

Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young played a weird one on Sunday against the Clippers, as he scored only eight points on 4-for-12 shooting in 39 minutes, but ended up leading the team with an outstanding plus-25 rating. He had at least eight rebounds for a seventh consecutive game, finishing with nine. Young has been flirting... Read More

2 years ago

Darren Collison Gets Back To Double Figures Again On Sunday

Indiana Pacers point guard Darren Collison ended a brief cold streak on Sunday, as he scored 14 points on 4-for-7 shooting with two triples against the Clippers. He had scored only 11 points in total in the previous two outings, so he got going offensively again. Collison also dished out four assists and extended his... Read More

2 years ago

Bojan Bogdanovic Continues To Shoot Well

Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic had another solid shooting day against the Clippers on Sunday, nailing six of his 11 attempts on his way to 15 points in 34 minutes. He went 2-for-6 from downtown and also grabbed five rebounds. Bogdanovic has now made at least half of his shots in five consecutive games, flirting... Read More

2 years ago

Myles Turner Plays Very Well On Sunday

Indiana Pacers center Myles Turner played very well on Sunday against DeAndre Jordan and the Clippers, finishing with 24 points and eight rebounds. He also registered his seventh consecutive game with at least one block, shooting 9-for-15 from the floor and 2-for-4 from deep. Turner had combined for only 28 points over the previous four... Read More

2 years ago

Victor Oladipo Puts On Show Against Clippers

Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo put on a show both offensively and defensively against the Clippers on Sunday, as he scored 30 points with 12 assists and notched five steals. He also had a block in 38 minutes on the court, shooting 11-for-17 and making half of his six three-point attempts. The Pacers have picked... Read More

2 years ago

William Karlsson Scores 42nd Goal With a Short-Handed Beauty

Vegas Golden Knights center William Karlsson made sure that the team would clinch the Pacific division in style, as he scored the 3-2 winner on Saturday against San Jose with a short-handed beauty, finishing a breakaway with a between-the-legs move. He now has three goals in the last four games, taking the race for the... Read More

2 years ago

Mikael Backlund Leads Calgary Back To Winning Ways

Calgary Flames center Mikael Backlund was the star offensively in this season's final Battle of Alberta on Saturday night, finishing a 3-2 win with two points, including the game-winning goal. He had been awfully quiet for a while, coming into the game on an 11-game pointless streak. The team has been struggling as well, losing... Read More

2 years ago

Luke Schenn Ends Lengthy Dry Spell With a Game-Winner

Arizona Coyotes defenseman Luke Schenn ended a lengthy goal drought in Saturday's 6-0 win over St. Louis, scoring his first one since April 6, 2017. It turned out to be the game-winner as well, with Dylan Strome and Max Domi picking up the assists. As usual, Schenn also had a bunch of hits in the... Read More

2 years ago

Dylan Strome Records Three Points In Coyotes Win

Arizona Coyotes center Dylan Strome had the best game of his young career on Saturday, as he finished a 6-0 rout against St. Louis with three assists. He's done well since getting called up from the AHL, picking up six points in seven games while playing limited minutes -- the Saturday outing was only the... Read More

2 years ago

Antti Raanta Keeps Blues At Bay

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta recorded his third shutout of the season on Saturday night, stopping 34 pucks against the St. Louis Blues in a 6-0 win. The Finnish netminder had one of the hottest hands in the league in March, losing just once in eight outings and finishing the month with five straight wins.... Read More

2 years ago

Willie Cauley-Stein Just Misses Double-Double Versus Warriors

Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein finished two rebounds short of his 11th double-double of the season on Saturday, ending a 112-96 loss to the Warriors with 12 points and eight rebounds. He played 24 minutes and shot 6-for-10 from the floor. Willie Cauley-Stein has now scored in double figures in four consecutive games, averaging 10... Read More

2 years ago

De'Aaron Fox Gets Back On Track In Saturday's Loss

Sacramento Kings point guard De'Aaron Fox returned to form on Saturday, scoring 15 points and dishing out eight assists against the Warriors. He had combined for only 13 points in the last two outings, going 6-for-18 from the floor (33.3 percent) before shooting 6-for-11 against Golden State, playing 27 minutes. Fox also recorded only his... Read More

2 years ago

Buddy Hield Leads Kings In Scoring Off The Bench

Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield ended up leading the team in scoring off the bench in Saturday's loss to Golden State, finishing with 19 points in 29 minutes. He did some very impressive work from downtown, going 4-for-5, and ended up shooting 6-for-11 overall. Hield also had four assists, three rebounds, and two steals. He's... Read More

2 years ago

Draymond Green Flirts With Triple-Double Versus Kings

Golden State Warriors forward/center Draymond Green got close to a triple-double in Saturday's 112-96 win over Sacramento, finishing with eight points, nine rebounds, and seven assists. He also had two steals and a block in 34 minutes on the floor. Green was perfect from the line with his two attempts and shot 3-for-5 from the... Read More

2 years ago

Klay Thompson Drops 25 Points In Return

Golden State Warriors guard/forward Klay Thompson (thumb) made his first appearance since March 11 on Saturday, scoring 25 points against the Sacramento Kings. He shot 10-for-19 from the field and went 3-for-7 from deep in 32 minutes. Thompson could have a nice end-of-season run, picking up extra touches with Stephen Curry (knee) out of the... Read More

2 years ago

Kevin Durant Posts Double-Double Versus Kings

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant did some very efficient work in 31 minutes against Sacramento on Saturday, finishing with a 27-point, 10-rebound double-double. He also had five assists and a block, shooting 8-for-16 from the floor and 2-for-5 from downtown while sinking nine of 11 free throws. Durant has just returned from an injury,... Read More

2 years ago

Jussi Jokinen Records Three Points In Canucks Win

Vancouver Canucks forward Jussi Jokinen had his best game of the season on Saturday, recording three points -- a goal and a pair of assists -- against Columbus in a 5-4 overtime win. It was a bit of a revenge game for the Finnish veteran, as the Jackets picked him up from waivers in January,... Read More

2 years ago

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