HoopsHype Trevor Ariza Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 30, 2015 | 07:31 PM

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets using lineup No. 16 -- Ariza, Smith, Dorsey, Harden, Terry. Terry's unbeaten record (9-0) as a starter in jeopardy.

Jonathan Feigen

That is two games more than tonight's starters -- Terry, Harden, Ariza, Smith and Dorsey -- have played together.

Jonathan Feigen

With Pat Beverley out for season, Rockets' planned starting lineup -- Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard -- has played 2 games together.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have used Ariza or Brewer to match up w/ point gds, but w/ Jones, D-Mo out, Ariza filled in there on Sunday w/ Johnson defending pt.

Mike Prada

Also, I’d expect Ariza to check point guards in critical spots in the playoffs. That’s the defensive versatility he offers.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets lineup: Johnson, Pablo, Harden, Ariza and Smith.

Jonathan Feigen

How many minutes would a five of Howard, Ariza, Brewer, Johnson and Prigioni have played together this season? They start the 4th.

Jonathan Feigen

Wall dives for loose ball, gets it to Porter for a layup and draws Dorsey's 4th foul. Rockets pull Dorsey making Ariza (?) center.

Jonathan Feigen

Nick Johnson on floor to start second quarter as a shooting guard. Ariza in at power forward.

Rashad Mobley

Harden drove right around Paul Pierce and then knocked Webster on his back, as Ariza checked back in the game. how's that for symbolism?

Jonathan Feigen

First time Howard got a low-post touch without a double team since his return. He gave it up, tried to re-post, but Ariza turned it over.

Rashad Mobley

McHale praised Ariza's ability to guard 1-4, and his clutch shooting. Good thing the Wizards don't lack in either one of those areas

Rashad Mobley

I know why the Wizards got rid of Ariza, but Coach McHale just provided a reminder of why he's missed

Rashad Mobley

In the Rockets locker room, there was a picture of Ariza in a Wizards uniform along with some roses, courtesy of a member of the Wiz PR crew

Calvin Watkins

A black and white photo with some red roses are in Trevor Ariza's locker.

Rashad Mobley

Ariza is now in the bowels of the Verizon Center talking to Seraphin and Otto Porter. #ArizaWatch

Rashad Mobley

First player on either team out for shoot around? You guessed it, Trevor Ariza

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza return to Washington on a roll with roots from his two seasons with Wizards houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets… via @HoustonChron

David Hardisty

In the last 10 games, @Trevor Ariza is averaging 14.2 points on 50.5% FG (43.9% from three), 7.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals.

Jonathan Feigen

With Rockets running out of big men, Brewer and Ariza in front court together. Makes it tougher to play one vs. points with Beverley out.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets-Wolves lineups: HOU: Ariza, Smith, Howard, Harden and Terry. MINN: Wiggins, Payne, Dieng, Lavine and Brown.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets move on to lineup No. 15 of the season -- Terry, Harden, Ariza, Smith and Howard -- tonight. Only one lineup for more than 15 games.

Jonathan Feigen

Only Motiejunas, Trevor Ariza have played in every Rockets game this season. Motiejunas slumped a bit after AS break, but was coming on.

Mike Prada

Rockets did an interesting thing I’m surprised more teams haven’t done vs. NOP: they put a wing (Ariza) on AD and bigger man on Cunningham

Jenny Dial Creech

Ariza,has been playing while battling flu symptoms the last few games. Said he felt better. He looked it. 22 pts, 9 rebs, 5 asts, 3 stls.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 95, Pelicans 93. Big win for present and future! Successful return for Dwight, but Harden, Ariza, D-Mo truly shine tonight.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets with at least three players over 20 points, Harden, Motiejunas and Ariza.

David Hardisty

Harden exploded for 10 points, 6 dimes in 3Q, now has 22-10. Ariza has been incredible, now at 20-8r-3a and a pair of steals. 78-70 HOU.

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza looked pretty gassed on that last possession, but he's 2 rebounds shy of double-digit boards for 3rd consecutive game, a career first.

Jonathan Feigen

If the Rockets knew that Trevor Ariza's flu would lead to all this the past three games, should have had him licking teammates' silverware.

Jenny Dial Creech

Ariza has played the last few games with a cold. He looks like he feels a whole lot better.

John Reid

Trevor Ariza has 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting vs. Pelicans.

Jenny Dial Creech

Ariza now 7/10 from the field and 3/3 on 3-pointers. #Rockets

Calvin Watkins

Ariza with another three over Davis' arms. Up to 18.

Jason Calmes

Bad off-the-ball def by Evans there. No mans land. Not doubling Harden, but away from his one who was one pass away. 3 for Ariza. -CR

Calvin Watkins

Ariza pops a 3 thanks to a Harden pass. He's got 15. Harden with seven assists.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets score 1st 5 pts of 2d half on Motiejunas post move, Ariza 3 and have their largest lead, 54-52. Comeback would be largest of season.

Calvin Watkins

Trevor Ariza 3 has given the Rockets the lead, 54-52.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets take a lead on an Ariza 3 - up 54-52.

Howard Chen

Ariza's having a heckuva game on both ends of the floor. #Rockets

Calvin Watkins

Rockets out rebounding Pelicans 24-13 in first 24 minutes. Ariza and Motiejunas with combined 11.

David Hardisty

HALF: Pelicans 52, Rockets 49. Houston trailed by 17 in 2Q and came roaring back behind Ariza (9-5-3), D-Mo (10-6) and Harden (12-4-4).

Jonathan Feigen

Tremendous half for Ariza. Been matched up with Davis. Has 9 p, 5r, 3a. One point game.

Jenny Dial Creech

Ariza guarding Davis - and he has 9 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists this half. Impressive.

David Hardisty

So fascinating to see the Rockets make this run with Trevor Ariza guarding Anthony Davis. Rockets now within three.

David Hardisty

Trevor Ariza with a three-point play and a fast break basket and the Rockets have cut that 17-point deficit down to eight, 4:56 left 2Q.

Jimmy Smith

Not surprised to see the defensively irritating @Trevor Ariza on @Anthony Davis

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets going with their small lineup with Harden in for Smith. Ariza on Anthony Davis.

Jonathan Feigen

As expected, Rockets switch to a lineup with no point guard, playing Brewer, Ariza, Harden together. Ariza picks up Evans.