Trevor Ariza made a franchise record 10 3-pointers last night against the Rockets, including 7 straight in the 3rd quarter, but the big story of the night wasn’t his hot shooting but a questionable “away-from-the-play-foul” call on him that gave the Rockets a free throw and possession. Harden made the free throw and then a game winning lay-up (with a little assistance from Dwight Howard) on that final possession.
“I don’t want to get fined by the NBA for throwing the refs under the bus, but damn they really screwed up that call” said Ariza about the questionable foul. Ariza might not want to throw referee Dick Bavetta under a bus but the Zen Master had no problem calling him out on Twitter.
Dick Bavetta has been around long enuf to know that clasp Harden put on Trevor-offensive foul…okay i’ll SMH
— Phil Jackson (@PhilJackson11) February 13, 2014
When asked about his season high 32 and 10 3-pointers, Ariza answered, “I was open and there were good looks and I was just letting them fly.”
I’m sure he’s not appreciating the record today but hopefully he will one day when he realizes all of the records that were broken last night.
- Entering Wednesday, Ariza’s previous high was seven 3’s
- Rex Chapman, Gilbert Arenas and DeShawn Stevenson all had a piece of the Bullets/Wizards franchise record with eight 3-pointers
- The former Rocket made the most 3-pointers by an opponent against Houston
- Ariza joined Donyell Marshall as the only players in NBA history with at least 10 3’s and 10 rebounds in the same game