Trevor Ariza draws an offensive foul. Crowd not happy.
Second half James Harden and Trevor Ariza are playing on another level.
Surprised it took so long to put Dirk on Ariza.
Dirk on Ariza is so great for matchup purposes. And if it baits Trevor to drive, it's a huge win for Dallas.
Dirk guarded Ariza for a couple possessions while RJ guarded Terrence Jones. The adjustments to hide Nowitzki's defense have begun.
All kinds of matchup changes for Game 3. Dirk on Ariza with Jefferson on Jones, Felton on Harden. Lots of double teams.
With Harden getting a break, Howard, Smith, Brewer and Ariza will carry the offensive load.
Ariza matching up with Nowitzki, Brewer on Ellis. Will likely see much more of that in the series.
Rockets trail 24-23 after 1Q. Harden looks good, the rest struggling. Josh Smith, Trevor Ariza and Dwight Howard are a combined 2-15 FG.
A little talked about story in Game 1 of Rockets-Mavs was the job Trevor Ariza did on Monta Ellis. Although, Ariza is always overlooked.
Part of Mavs' problem with no Chandler Parsons: Rockets can sic Trevor Ariza on Monta Ellis.
Plenty of heroes tonight: Ariza (12 pts, 11 reb, 6 ast), TJones (19 pts, 9 reb, 6 ast), Terry (4-7 from three) and Brewer (15 pts) all huge.
Trevor Ariza is my twin. I used to play just like him.
Ariza’s 3-pointer ruled a two - his foot was on the line. Rockets up 90-81 with 8:30 to play.
Rockets got a big bailout by Ariza, because they really miss having a secondary ball-handler with Harden out.
They have already reviewed the Ariza three and called it a two (foot on the line). 90-81 Rockets, 8:45 left.
Ariza shot definitely good, likely going to be a 2.
What a performance by Trevor Ariza, who's dealing with cramps in his legs. After big 3, he now has 13 points, 6 assists, 6 boards, 2 steals.
WOW.... a massive three by Trevor Ariza on a broken play as the shot clock expired. 91-81 Rockets.
Talked to a Rockets official today just praising Trevor Ariza. Professional. Steady.
Ariza worked to stretch it out a bit. Seems OK. Brewer checking in.
Ariza hobbling a bit. Rockets take a time out to check on him. About time Brewer normally checks in.
Harden's seven assists in first half match his career playoff high. Ariza had 6, 4 shy of his career playoff best.
HALF: Rockets 59, Mavs 55. Dallas got back in it with Dwight's foul trouble. Ariza 8p-6a-6r, Harden 12p-6a, TJones, Terry each 10p.
Parsons back in the game, matched up on Ariza.
Richard Jefferson's foul on Trevor Ariza was reviewed and its not common it's a flagrant foul.
Trevor Ariza was also given one. I guess he said something.
Double technical foul on Ariza and Parsons for… um… being here tonight.
Ariza and Parsons square off. Look at each other with angry expressions on their faces. Joey double-Ts them.
Dwight Howard looks spry tonight. He's got three blocks and his latest one led to a Ariza jumper. It's 14-4.
Also as expected, Ariza on Ellis, Harden on Parsons.
I know you guys care but I was told Clint Capela is the best Rockets player on FIFA 15. Trevor Ariza told me that today. Rockets up 37-22.