Pargo leads Cavaliers to 92-83 win

Pargo leads Cavaliers to 92-83 win
November 21, 2012, 9:32 pm
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Philadelphia 76ers' Evan Turner (12) is fouled by Cleveland Cavaliers' Dion Waiters in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)


CLEVELAND (AP) Jeremy Pargo, filling in for the injured Kyrie Irving, scored a career-high 28 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers broke a six-game losing streak with a 92-83 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday night.

The Cavaliers came into the game with a 2-8 record, but stopped the Sixers' three-game winning streak despite not having Irving. The NBA's reigning rookie of the year is expected to miss a month with a broken left index finger. He was injured Saturday against Dallas and played the next night in Philadelphia before an MRI revealed a crack in the bone.

Dion Waiters scored 16 points while Alonzo Gee added 14 for Cleveland. Anderson Varejao scored 10 points and had 19 rebounds.