Stevens said he thinks Ariza "had a great year in Washington. A guy that I thought was way undervalued on Washington's team last year."
Jazz happy with D on Harden, but Burke says, “We left the other guys open. Trevor Ariza & the other guy. I can’t pronounce his last name.”
FINAL: Rockets 104, Jazz 93. Dwight, Ariza combine for 42, Harden 18p-10a-7r. Rockets 14-27 from 3-pt range. Bev left w/ hamstring strain.
20 now for Ariza, tied w/ Dwight Howard to lead all scorers tonight. Since going back to the starters, Rockets crushing Jazz, now up 93-77.
And Ariza with ANOTHER three...up to 20 tonight
Trevor Ariza doing it AGAIN. He's 6-8 from the field, including 3-5 from deep, for 17 points. 75-66 Rockets, 2:32 3Q.
Trevor Ariza is making some doubtful Rockets fans from the offseason shut up.
Ariza is destroying the Jazz tonight
Man, the Rockets are just dropping them in from outside. Houston is now 10-for-15 from deep after a Trevor Ariza 3.
Trevor Ariza is deadly off the catch and shoot
Tonight's season-opening starting lineups: Jazz: Burke, Burks, Hayward, Kanter, Favors Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard.
I’m thinking the drop-off in perimeter D from James to Deng is a bit bigger than from Ariza to Pierce.
Trevor Ariza, Terrence Jones, Dwight Howard, James Harden and Pat Beverley the starters tonight for the Rockets
Trevor Ariza - a long versatile defender - will start on Gordon Hayward tonight. Huge matchup
Trevor Ariza was really good tonight.
Dwight went on to talk about Ariza, Harden, Beverley, Jones. On the altercation: "It's a great start to the season. We got the win."
Harden pops off for 32 in 31min as Rockets crush Kobe, Lakers 108-90. Ariza (16p), TJones (16p-13r) big. Rockets shut down Jeremy Lin.
Dangit tweetdeck! Stop trying to change Ariza to Aria. I mean what I say!!
Ariza and Kobe talking and sharing a laugh. Ariza the peacemaker.
Ariza telling Dwight to keep it together - he and Kobe still want to say some things to each other.
Terrific ball movement on the fast break as a steal leads to a Terry-Ariza-Jones bucket and foul. Rockets now up up 95-70.
Bryant, Boozer, Lin return. Rockets up 21, but still 9:53 left. Ariza back as soon as Kobe gets up.
Completely unrelated but still gonna tweet: Chandler Parsons 2 for 10 for DAL, 5 points. Trevor Ariza now 5 for 8 (all 3's) for 16 points.
So, Ariza is having a good debut with the Rockets - 5/7 3 pointers. 16 points.
Trevor Ariza outstanding tonight. 5-7 from downtown, now has 16 points.
Bad news for LAL: Ariza is now 4 of 6 from 3 to put HOU up 18. Good news: Howard just picked up his 4th foul w/10:45 left in the 3rd.
Jeanie Buss exchanged air kisses w/ Dwight Howard & Trevor Ariza during halftime warmups
Rockets up 62-45 at half. Harden is rolling. He's got 22 & 5 dimes, including 3-5 from three. TJones (12p, 10r). Dwight, Ariza 10p each.
Ariza missed some good looks in the first half so after a time out, the Rockets had a play set up to get him an open 3. Nails it.
Kobe taught Ariza his shooting routine, always encouraged (made) Ariza guard him 1-on-1. Bryant’s up to 8 pts after a nice move on Trevor.
Kobe nails a pull up J over Trevor Ariza, who often praised Kobe for his tips back in the day
Kobe hugged James Harden, said hi to ex-teammate Trevor Ariza but didn't even look Dwight Howard's direction before the tip.
Then again, they booed the locals -- Trevor Ariza and James Harden -- too.
Best EFG% catch and shoot players (top 100 atts) Korver (71.3%) JR Smith (67.2) Calderon (66.1) Miller (64.1) Ariza (63.6%) Belinelli (63.1)
Ariza chatted with Pop during time out. Kid official said he needed to go back toward Rockets bench area until horn. Lighten up, Francis.
49-32 Rockets over Spurs at half. Beverley-Ariza combo outstanding tonight. Excited about what those two will do for perimeter D this year.
Spurs: Parker, Belinelli, Green, Duncan, Bonner. Rockets: Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Tarik Black.
Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza just arrived on the Rockets' bench.
Apparently, Ariza and Howard will enjoy watching in the lockerroom. That leaves only Ish Smith and Joe Rogowski as former Magi on Hou bench.