Ariza Cleared to Play in Minnesota

Lakers forward Trevor Ariza, who had been suffering from concussion symptoms following a Tuesday night collision against the Bobcats, has been cleared to play in Friday night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Ariza received a CAT scan and an MRI Friday morning in Minneapolis, and both came back negative. This is certainly good news for the Lakers, as prior to Friday morning, Ariza had not yet been cleared to practice.

The game tips off at 5 p.m. Pacific from Minneapolis’ Target Center.