Trevor Ariza (ankle) out vs. Lakers
Hornets coach Monty Williams says Ariza remains day-to-day with a right ankle sprain that occurred during Wednesday night's loss at Oklahoma City.
Williams says Jason Smith is ill and the Hornets sent him home rather than risk him spreading the bug to teammates.
Williams says rookie Quincy Pondexter will start for Ariza, who is one of the Hornets' top one-on-one defenders.
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