Pargo leads Cavaliers to 92-83 win over 76ers

Updated 23 November 2012
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Pargo leads Cavaliers to 92-83 win over 76ers

CLEVELAND: 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 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.
Charlotte 98, Toronto 97: Ramon Sessions hit a 16-footer with 28 seconds left, and the host Bobcats made a late defensive stand to beat the Raptors for their fifth win in the past six games.
San Antonio 112, Boston 100: Tony Parker scored a season-high 26 points, and Tim Duncan had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the visiting Spurs. Boston’s Rajon Rondo had 22 points and 15 assists, extending his streak of double-digit assist games to 35.
Indiana 115, New Orleans 107 (OT): Paul George scored a career-high 37 points, and Roy Hibbert had 10 points, 11 rebounds and 11 blocks for the host Pacers.
Miami 113, Milwaukee 106 (OT): LeBron James had 28 points and 10 rebounds for the host Heat.
Houston 93, Chicago 89: James Harden scored 28 points for the host Rockets, who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Oklahoma City 117, L.A. Clippers 111 (OT): Kevin Durant scored 35 points for the host Thunder, which snapped the Clippers’ six-game winning streak.
Atlanta 101, Washington 100 (OT): Kyle Korver hit a long three-pointer with 1.9 seconds remaining in overtime to win it for the host Hawks. The Wizards fell to 0-10.
Denver 101, Minnesota 94: Kevin Love had 34 points and 14 rebounds in his surprise season debut, but the visiting Nuggets spoiled it.
Dallas 114, New York 111: O.J. Mayo scored 27 points for the host Mavericks. Carmelo Anthony, who scored 23 points for the Knicks, was short on a potential go-ahead jumper with 4 seconds left.


Mohamed Salah named Premier League’s best player of the year at PFA awards

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Mohamed Salah named Premier League’s best player of the year at PFA awards

  • Egyptian superstar currently has 30 Premier League goals this season
  • Salah beat the likes of De Bruyne and Kane to the award

LONDON: Mohamed Salah was crowned the Premier League’s Players’ Player of the Year on Sunday, with his incredible 41-goal debut season at Liverpool beating out strong competition from Manchester City’s Kevin de Bruyne.
“It’s a big honor. I’ve worked hard and I’m very happy to win it,” Salah said at the ceremony on Sunday evening.

"It's an honor, especially as it's voted by the players. I am happy and proud," Salah added.

"I didn't have my chance at Chelsea. It was clear I would return and show everyone my football. I think I left and came back a different person, man and player."

Salah matched a Premier League record tally for a single season by scoring his 31st league goal of the campaign in a 2-2 draw at West Brom on Saturday.
“You’re comparing your name with some great names,” he said, on the prospect of breaking the record. “To break the Premier League record is something huge in England and all over in the world.
“There are still three games to go. I want to break this record.”
Salah has also netted seven times in eight Champions League games, including in both legs of Liverpool’s 5-1 quarter-final thrashing of City, to carry his side to a first semifinal for a decade.
De Bruyne showed why he had been many people’s early-season favorite for the prize with an incredible long-range strike for his 12th goal of the season to go with a league-high number of assists as champions City thrashed Swansea 5-0 on Sunday.
“From my point of view when you are analizing 10 months, there is no player better than him,” said City manager Pep Guardiola of the Belgian midfielder.
“Maybe there are numbers better but for me he was the best. But it is my opinion, the opinions of the players could be different. But in the end, in summer time he will be at home being champion.”
City did pick up a prize from the PFA gala in central London on Sunday, though, as Leroy Sane won the Young Player of the Year.
Sane, another City team-mate David Silva, De Bruyne, Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea and Tottenham striker Harry Kane were the other five nominees for the main prize.