National Basketball Association
Cleveland 92, Philadelphia 83
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Where: Quicken Loans Arena, Cleveland, Ohio
#16 David Guthrie, #63 Derek Richardson, #9 Derrick Stafford
Cavaliers 92, 76ers 83: Jeremy Pargo started in place of the injured Kyrie Irving and scored 28 points as host Cleveland snapped a six-game losing skid by topping Philadelphia for the first time in seven outings.
Dion Waiters had 16 points and Anderson Varejao had a team-high 19 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who held a 55-39 edge on the boards en route to defeating the 76ers for the first time since Nov. 16, 2010.
Jason Richardson scored 11 of his 16 points in the third quarter for the 76ers, who saw their three-game winning streak come to an end.
Philadelphia started the fourth quarter on a 9-2 run to close the deficit to three at 70-67, but Pargo's layup and 3-pointer ignited a 9-2 run.
The 76ers responded with a stretch of eight straight points, but Pargo penetrated for a layup and drilled another 3-pointer as Cleveland scored 13 straight points to seal the win.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Irving suffered a broken left index finger against Dallas on Saturday. The reigning rookie of the year mustered nine points versus Philadelphia before exiting Sunday's contest. ... The Cavaliers were 4-11 with Irving out of the lineup last season. ... Cleveland guard Daniel Gibson was a late scratch with a sore elbow.
Top Game Performances
Jrue Holiday 16
Jeremy Pargo 28
Evan Turner 7
Dion Waiters 6
Thaddeus Young 11
Anderson Varejao 19
Nick Young 5
||Free Throws Made
Anderson Varejao 4
Jason Richardson 3
Alonzo Gee 1
Spencer Hawes 2
Alonzo Gee 3
Team Stats Summary
Cleveland will play their next game on the road against Orlando. The Cavaliers have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .333 after a loss.
Philadelphia will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The 76ers have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .500 after a loss.