Trevor Ariza, Rockets wait outside locker room to confront Mavs’ Salah Mejri after testy game

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DALLAS — An ugly scene developed following Houston’s 123-107 victory over Dallas on Tuesday night when Rockets forward Trevor Ariza waited outside the Mavericks’ locker room to confront center Salah Mejri.

According to a source, Mejri made a derogatory comment to Ariza about Ariza’s wife and children between the third and fourth quarters.

Ariza became so upset that he exchanged words with Mejri, which prompted the referees to give Ariza a technical, his second of the game, leading to an ejection.

After the game, Ariza dressed and walked toward the Dallas locker room, accompanied by two security guards. As Ariza and several Houston teammates — including Patrick Beverley, James Harden, and Eric Gordon — waited for Mejri, Dallas police officers already outside the locker room as part of their regular detail monitored the situation to make sure it did not escalate.

At one point, Mavericks guard Deron Williams came out of the locker room to talk with Ariza and try to calm him. Ariza, who

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