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 south of the equator.
In the end, the Cavs scored a 92-83 victory over visiting Philadelphia, snapping a six-game losing streak and looking extremely competent in doing so.
On this Thanksgiving eve, this much was clear: The Cavs aint no jive turkeys.
Sure, their record is 3-8. Sure, they wont have Irving (broken finger) for a while. And sure, Daniel Gibson (elbow soreness) was out, too.
But oftentimes in the NBA, thats all you need for the bench guys to have career nights.
Pargo had one. So did C.J. Miles off the bench. At least, it was a career night for Miles (13 points, 5-for-9 shooting) as a me...