Trevor Ariza leaves game with bruised lower back

Rockets forward Trevor Ariza left Tuesday’s game with a bruised lower back after taking a hard fall in the first quarter. X-rays were negative.

Ariza finished a drive, but bumped his legs into Brook Lopez, losing his balance and crashing to the court. He remained down long after play was stopped by a Rockets intentional foul.

He shouted in pain before he was helped off the court with a bruised lower back.

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