Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/21/12
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. It snapped a six-game losing streak for the Cavs (3-8), playing for the first time this season without leading scorer Kyrie Irving. Irving will miss an estimated four weeks with a hairline fracture of his left index finger. Pargo said he wasn't nervous replacing Irving. "Those are big shoes to fill," Pargo said. "At the end of the day, it was still basketball." Pargo, acquired in an under-the-radar offseason trade with Memphis, was making just the fifth NBA start of his two-year career. He made the most of the opportunity. He connected on 11 of 19 shots from the field, including 4 of 8 from behind the 3-poin...
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