With the Blazers administering a serious beatdown of the Lakers last night — handing L.A. its worst loss of the season — Trevor Ariza saw an opportunity to send a message.
Ariza, in attempt to stop a Blazer fastbreak, sent Rudy Fernandez crashing to the floor with a hard foul. Fernandez left the court on a stretcher. Here’s video of the play:
Due to the nastiness of the spill, a suspension is probably on the way for Ariza, and as you can clearly see in the clip, Lamar Odom left the bench area and could face a suspension as well. Which, considering the way he’s been playing of late, might not be the worst thing in the world.
X-rays and a CT scan performed on Fernandez were negative.