Rockets F Ariza to miss Wednesday's game with bruised back

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WASHINGTON (AP) Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza will miss Wednesday night's game at Washington because of a bruised lower back.

Ariza was hurt in Tuesday night's loss at Brooklyn and left after only four minutes.

Ariza has averaged 11.6 points while playing in every game for the Rockets this season. He tested the injury in warmups before facing the Wizards, but was eventually ruled out against his most recent former team.