Without being noticed, Ariza does the little things for Lakers

Originally Published: November 10, 2008
By J.A. Adande | ESPN.com

LOS ANGELES -- In a Lakers-Rockets game with no shortage of big names, you had to dig deep through the box score to find the real star, the guy Phil Jackson calls a "stealth player."

Six of his teammates scored more points. Pau Gasol grabbed nearly twice as many rebounds. But Trevor Ariza was the guy secretly responsible for an astounding 45-point swing, from a 16-point Rockets lead early in the second quarter to a 111-82 Lakers victory.

For all the stat geeks, Ariza had a ...

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