Ariza To Make First Start

Lakers forward Trevor Ariza will make his first start of the season for the Lakers, who are missing Luke Walton due to a foot injury.

Speculation may have been that Vladimir Radmanovic would slide back into the starting lineup after performing well as a starter during the season’s first 20 games, but Jackson’s instead rewarding Ariza for what’s been an excellent stretch of play in the last few weeks, including his 12 point, nine rebound, five steal performance in Friday night’s victory.

Walton is listed as day-to-day, and more will be known after he sees a foot specialist tomorrow morning.