Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza leaves game with left hamstring injury
From NBA Twitter and media reports
Rockets forward Trevor Ariza will undergo tests Monday after injuring his left hamstring early in the first quarter of Houston’s 113-102 victory over the Suns.
Ariza collided under the basket with Marquese Chriss on a dunk attempt and landed awkwardly. He was slow to get up, made both free throws and then, after jogging down the court in apparent pain, committed a foul to stop play and check himself out of the game to head to the locker room.
The Rockets initially ruled Ariza questionable to return with “a left leg injury.” Ariza did not return to the Rockets bench.
“He’ll be reevaluated tomorrow,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said. “He hurt his hamstring. What degree or however, hopefully it’s very minor, but we’ll find out a little bit more tomorrow.”
Mike D'Antoni says Chris Paul "didn't feel quite right" in the second half but he said "I think he's fine." On Trevor Ariza: "He hurt his hamstring." Said he'll be re-evaluated tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/xembQAQELk
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) January 28, 2018
Chris Paul also left the game early after D’Antoni thought he did not look quite right. Paul said he was fine and D’Antoni just wanted to be sure he could get full attention in the training room.