Trevor Ariza dropped a career-high last on Mar. 1, 2013 against the Philadelphia 76ers.
24 of those 40 points came in the first period, as the Sixers fell behind by double-digits early.
Oct 7, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza (1) drives against the Dallas Mavericks at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports
Ariza used an array of triples, hitting his first seven shots, and hitting his first seven three-point field goals.
Ariza finished 14-of-23 from the floor and 8-of-12 from three point range as the Washington Wizards won by 19 that night. Ariza also came up with three assists, four steals and a block, while posting a plus-minus of plus-25. John Wall also benefitted from Ariza’s hot hand that night, tallying 16 assists and posting a plus-minus of plus-30.
Will he get the opportunities to have nights like this in Houston? It should become apparent after seeing him at his best, that he’ll replace Chandler Parsons just fine.