HOUSTON (AP) — With Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson out, Trevor Ariza decided it was his turn to let it fly from 3-point range.
Ariza scored a season-high 25 points, making 7 of 10 from beyond the arc, in the Houston Rockets’ 125-95 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.
“Tonight was my night,” Ariza said with a grin. “If those guys are out, call on me. I get it, rightfully.”
Anderson (illness) and Gordon (right calf tightness) average 17.8 3-point attempts per game, but Ariza was more than happy to pick up the slack.
Chris Paul made 4 of 7 from 3 and had 23 points and 12 assists, while James Harden added 21 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.
After missing a month because of a knee injury sustained in the season opener, Paul has re-entered Houston’s rotation seamlessly.
“With the court open like that, we can get into the lane, but we’ve…