HoopsHype Trevor Ariza Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 19, 2014 | 04:15 PM

David Hardisty

Hopefully a big benefit to adding Brewer will be to slightly reduce minutes for Ariza (2nd in league), Harden (5th). Both playing too many.

Adi Joseph

I like the Brewer trade a lot for Houston because it allows them to use Harden at point or Ariza at power forward more often.

Jonathan Feigen

As mentioned this A.M.,blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… Rockets wanted Brewer's defense, ability on break to help reduce load on Ariza, Harden.

Paul Garcia

That small ball lineup in Houston with Beverley at PG, Harden at SG, Brewer at SF, Ariza at PF & Howard at C.

Jenny Dial Creech

A Trevor Ariza steal and slam just put the Rockets up .

Jimmy Smith

#Rockets lead on the @Trevor Ariza steal and driving slam.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Rockets starters: Ariza, Motejunas, Howard, Harden, Beverley.

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza is second in NBA in minutes per game; Harden tied for third. Rockets obviously wanted to get them some help.

Jonathan Feigen

As for Brewer, he defends, runs floor well, qualities Rockets need behind Ariza, Harden. His 3pt shooting this season has been poor at best.

Jason Kosmicki

OH-Ficial Starting lineups Chandler/ Faried/ Mozgov/ AAA/ Ty....Ariza/ Montiejunas/ Howard/ Harden/ Beverly

Chris Dempsey

Rockets will start: Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Donatas Motiejunas, Dwight Howard

Jonathan Feigen

Easy to overlook, but McHale said Trevor Ariza handled PF responsibilities just right in small lineup with no practiced at all at the four.

Jeff Caplan

I'll take the 6-10 (& younger) SF too... But Ariza's been really good for the Rockets. Parsons should be great for Mavs for a long time.

Jeff Caplan

Ariza's shooting hasn't been good. That can change. Parsons was at 42%/31% not long ago. But Rox D improvement pretty impressive w/o Dwight.

Jeff Caplan

Point being on Ariza, been very big defensively, a real Mavs weakness in the backcourt and wing.

Jeff Caplan

Is it too early to wonder whether Trevor Ariza was the real prize?

Jason Kosmicki

OH-Ficial starting lineups Ariza/ Montejunas/ Howard/ Harden/ Beverly....Lawson/ AAA/ Chandler/ Mozgov/ Hickson

Chris Dempsey

Rockets will start: Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Donatas Motiejunas, Dwight Howard

Jonathan Feigen

With Dwight Howard starting, Rockets' lineup tonight -- Howard, Motiejunas, Ariza, Harden and Beverley -- will have started 4 gms together.

Mike Prada

Wiz are also 4th in D (9th last year). While Ariza has helped HOU, Wiz looking smart for letting him walk + replacing w/ Pierce/Butler

Mike Prada

Another thing: Pierce isn’t shooting well, but after hitting 21 of his first 35 threes, Ariza is shooting just 29% (38/132) from downtown.

Jonathan Feigen

Trevor Ariza listed as probable with a bruised right knee. The rest -- Canaan, Garcia, Jones, Papanikolaou -- out.

Howard Chen

Trevor Ariza is also probable for tonight (right knee contusion). Everybody else is out. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets wanted the lob to Ariza, but Hollins kept Beverley from seeing anything. Harden got his shot off, but no good. Overtime.

David Hardisty

With Rockets down 5, Ariza hits a pair of FTs then Harden hits a BOMB and it's all tied up! 20.5 ticks left.

Bill Herenda

Ariza driving layup ties it at 2:36 mark but Derrick Williams followed with a 3-pointer #Kings up 93-90 DMo fouls out for #Rockets 1:12 Q4

Jason Jones

Then they give up a drive and layup to Ariza. GAme tied at 90

Sean Cunningham

Stauskas bad turnover followed by a three from Ariza ties the game at 77, 7:10 to play. #NBAKings #Rockets

David Hardisty

Trevor Ariza's shooting slump is going on 17 games now. He's 1-9 tonight, 1-6 from three. Jason Terry also 1-7 from deep.

Jonathan Feigen

Besides obvious issues with players out, mins played by Rockets regulars has taken toll. Ariza, especially, has looked gassed. He's 1 of 9.

Kevin Pelton

Thinking when he came into the league and couldn't. RT @PtooE: Ariza can shoot though, otherwise fair.

Kevin Pelton

My brother asked for a K.J. McDaniels comp. Settled on Trevor Ariza. Fair?

James Ham

Starters: Kings - Gay, Thompson, Evans, McLemore, Collison Rockets - Ariza, Motiejunas, Black, Harden, Beverley

Marcus Thompson

That was Trevor Ariza, a really good defender, who Klay sized up and took to the rim

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets up 76-73 after 3. Warriors are 13-0 when keeping opponent shy of 100. Ariza, Harden, Beverley already up to 33, 32 and 31 minutes.

David Hardisty

Ariza scores 11 of his 16 in the third and James Harden has 24 points, 8 boards, 4 assists, 3 steals. Rockets up 76-73 through three.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 1st sub brings 1st weird lineup. Harden, Johnson, Ariza, Terry, Dorsey in. GS coaches looking that way in TO to see who's in game.

Rusty Simmons

GSW vs HOU starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Ezeli; HOU -- Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Motiejunas, Black. Out: Bogut/Lee; Howard

Amin Elhassan

Great eye for talent, particularly in the draft (Nate Robinson, David Lee, Wilson Chandler, Trevor Ariza, Channing Frye)

Jonathan Feigen

Yes. He has been running. MT @MrAHMED92: @Jonathan Feigen Dwight looked fine in his Birthday Video running from Ariza. Is he really injured?

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 100, Suns 95. Bev scores 19 in return, grabs big rebs late. Ariza 19, D-Mo 15p-11r-3blk, Harden 15-12-7. Rockets now 16-4.

Paul Coro

FINAL: HOU 100, PHX 95. HOU: 41 FG%; PHX: 37 FG%; Harden: 15p/12r; Ariza: 19p; Motiejunas: 16p/11r; Bledsoe: 23p; PJ: 15p/8r. #SunsAtRockets

Paul Coro

HOU 60, PHX 41 at half. HOU: 47 FG%; PHX: 36 FG%, 2-12 3s; Ariza/Motiejuanas: 11p ea; Harden: 10p/8r/4a, 3-13 FG; Bledsoe: 7p #SunsAtRockets

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets starters -- Terry, Harden, Ariza, Motiejunas and Black -- have four starts together, most of any Rockets lineup. Won 1st 3 together.

Jonathan Feigen

As for Rockets' backup four, expect all kinds of lineups with Harden, Ariza, others matching up with power forwards when Motiejunas is out.

Brett Pollakoff

Matt Bullard drops a “see you on the plane” at the end of his walk-off interview with Trevor Ariza.

David Hardisty

Rockets win! After blowing it, they stole it back. Big games from Harden, Ariza, Terry and D-Mo saved their bacon late. 15-4!

Jon Krawczynski

#Rockets 83, #TWolves 74 after 3. Harden with 33. Ariza 17. Muhammad 16 pts for Wolves.

David Hardisty

Harden scored 12 of his 33 points and Ariza 8 of his 17 in the third. Rockets lead 83-74 heading to the fourth.