March 28, 2017, 10:55 am
Ariza scored 24 points against the Thunder on Sunday and nailed six from beyond the arc. “He was great,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said of Ariza. “That’s huge that he can do that. He picked the right spots and made the right passes. I think he has more opportunities from that slot as opposed to in the corner. It’s hard in the corner. Where he was, he was getting it and ripping it.” Ariza will likely continue to provide top-50 value while he starts at power forward. He’s averaging 15.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in his last three games.