Found November 21, 2012 on
Waiting For Next Year:
The Cavaliers are faced with a cold reality as they get prepared to take on the Sixers tonight at home after two days off. They’re a 2-8 basketball team on a six-game losing streak that just got considerably worse for the foreseeable future. With Kyrie Irving sidelined for the next four weeks, the Cavaliers lose not only their most important offensive player, but their only consistent creator. It will take a lot of out-of-character efforts and hard-nosed defense to make not only tonight’s clash against the 7-4 Philadelphia 76ers, but the next 15 games, watchable for more than the most diehard Cavalier fans.
In Kyrie’s absence, Jeremy Pargo will start at the point guard slot. The 6’2″ Gonzaga alum had been relegated to the inactive list for the first several games, but Donald Sloan and the bench’s overall ineffectiveness forced Byron Scott to give the 26-year-old another look. While Sloan probably takes care of the ball a little better and may be a better passer, Pargo has a little m...
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“Tonight, we talk about opportunities, and he took advantage of it.”
That was Cavaliers coach Byron Scott, talking about his point guard, his recently third-string point guard Jeremy Pargo, he of eight total points over three games this season. Pargo got the start tonight, and 39 minutes later, Jeremy had turned in a career-high 28 points on 11-of-19 shooting, 5 rebounds, and...
Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is determined to stay positive despite a broken finger that will keep him off the court for a month.
Irving broke his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas and he played the next night in Philadelphia before an MRI revealed a crack in the bone. Irving could keep playing with the injury, but he would risk doing more damage and be sidelined even...
CLEVELAND -- If the Cavaliers have to play without Kyrie Irving for a month, well, this is probably the way to go.
Defend, hustle your buns off, and get some scoring from unlikely sources. And not just scoring. This was a once-in-a-lifetime show for Jeremy Pargo, who started at point guard in Irvings place.
Pargo scored 28 points. He made 11 of 19 shots. He buried some threes from...
#Pargonanza, #Pargosanity, #Pargomania, or whatever else you want to call it. Jeremy Pargo took over this game and Twitter a la Jeremy Lin or Lester Hudson as the Cavaliers fended off a few late Philadelphia rallies for their third win of the season, 92-83.
Pargo scored 28, Dion Waiters had 16, Alonzo Gee added 14 and C.J. Miles poured in 13, as the four combined to shoot 13-for...
INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Kyrie Irving has a broken finger, but could probably play. Like everyone else in the NBA, he really wants to play.
So why dont let the Cavaliers just let him do it? After all, its only a hairline fracture in his left index finger. Thats not even on his shooting hand.
"Yeah, but if he gets this thing hit again, then it requires surgery and then...
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without their best player for the next month.
Kyrie Irving tried playing through his injury, but the diagnosis shows a hairline fracture in his left index finger. The injury will keep Irving out for four weeks.
Irving is far and away the best player on the Cavs’ 2-8 squad. He’s averaging 22.9 points per game, 5.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds. he was...
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least one month with a broken finger.
The NBA's reigning rookie of the year fractured his left index finger on Saturday against Dallas. The team initially said the finger was only bruised and he played against Philadelphia on Sunday, scoring a season-low 9 points as Cleveland dropped its sixth straight game...
The Cleveland Cavaliers sent a release out tonight indicating that Kyrie Irving could be out for up to four weeks while recovering from a "hairline/non-displaced fracture of his contused left index finger".
I am translating this to read his finger is real jacked up and he'll be out for a while because of it.
Here is what the Cavaliers are saying, however...
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was diagnosed with a hairline fracture in his left index finger, and he will be sidelined at least four weeks. Irving was hurt in the third quarter Saturday during the Cavaliers' home game against the Dallas Mavericks, but X-rays of the finger were negative. He came back the next day to play 37 minutes against the 76ers in Philadelphia...
Without Kyrie Irving, the Cavaliers will have to well, theres no easy answer that to that one. Truth is, without Irving, we have no idea what the Cavs can do.
With Irving, they won just two of their first 10 games. Some of that has to do with their brutal schedule, in which the Cavs played just three home games (and even that was a followed by a game the next night...
CLEVELAND – Point guard Jeremy Pargo turned the ball over so much in the preseason, he almost found himself on the unemployment line. Eleven games into the regular season, however, he found himself in the Cavaliers' starting lineup. Pargo responded with a career-high 28 points in the Cavs' 92-83 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena....
Jason WhitneyShould Kyrie Irving be labeled injury prone?
Before my fantasy draft I was discussing Kyrie Irving and his ceiling with a couple of my NBA writers. One subject that I brought up was health. We already know what Kyrie can do on the basketball court, but remaining on the basketball court has been his biggest problem. For whatever reason, it feels like this happens all...
Game time: Friday at 7 p.m. ET
TV: FOX Sports Florida
However unlikely, Jeremy Pargo is trying to continue softening the blow of a major absence for the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Orlando Magic are just looking for some consistency.
Pargo looks to build on the best performance of his career and help the visiting Cavaliers beat the Magic for the first time in 10 tries Friday night...
With news surrounding the four-week shelving of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving, fans of the Wine and Gold came out of the woodwork to show their support of the injured star. Also jumping in was friend and co-star of the latest Uncle Drew spot for PepsiMAX ((Spoiler Alert)), Minnesota Timberwolves power forward — and fellow USA Basketball cohort – Kevin Love, who also...
CLEVELAND - Point guard Jeremy Pargo turned the ball over so much in the preseason, he almost found himself in the unemployment line. Eleven games into the regular season, however, he found himself in the Cavaliers' starting lineup. Pargo responded with a career-high 28 points in the Cavs' 92-83 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday at Quicken Loans Arena. ...