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Miles hits 10 3s as Cleveland beats up Philly

Cleveland, OH (SportsNetwork.com) - C.J. Miles and the Cleveland Cavaliers found a way to turn the lights out on Philadelphia's road winning streak.

They shot 'em out.

Miles made 10 3-pointers to set the franchise record and scored 34 points and the Cavaliers cruised to a 111-93 win over the 76ers on Tuesday night without new addition Luol Deng.

Miles tied the old Cavs record he shared with LeBron James, Wesley Person and Danny Ferry by going 8-of-10 in the first half. He played sparingly in the second half and made the last two in the fourth quarter, going 10-of-14 to fall two short of the NBA record of 12 shared by Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall.

Miles described what it was like to be seemingly open for 3s the whole game.

"You feel like all you got to do is get a look at the basket and it's going to go in," Miles said. "Everything just feels like you're in the gym by yourself basically and you know guys are looking for you."

Kyrie Irving had 16 points for Cleveland after missing the previous three games with a bruised left knee and Anderson Varejao scored 18 points with 14 rebounds. The Cavs won for just the second time in 10 games despite missing Jarrett Jack (back spasms) for the second game in a row.

They will have to wait longer to play alongside Deng. The All-Star forward was acquired from Chicago early Tuesday morning in exchange for suspended center Andrew Bynum, three future draft picks and the right to swap 2015 first-round picks with the Cavs.

The Sixers had won nine of their previous 11 games against Cleveland and came into the game riding a four-game road winning streak, the victories coming in Western Conference cities Los Angeles, Sacramento, Denver and Portland.

That streak ended with a thud, and the Sixers dropped their second game in a row overall, also losing Monday night at home to Minnesota 126-95.

Sixers coach Brett Brown said his players must have been more fatigued from their five-game road trip than he realized. He gave Miles credit, but also found fault with the way his team defended the hot hand.

"As a young team when somebody like that is rolling you have to be aware of where he is every second," Brown said. "We just didn't get the job done on him defensively."

Thaddeus Young, the reigning Eastern Conference Player of the Week after averaging 25 points per game last week, was 0-for-7 and went scoreless for the Sixers.

Rookie Michael Carter-Williams had a career-high 33 points in the loss.

Miles made all five of his 3s for 15 points in the first quarter and the Cavs shot 60 percent for a 36-20 lead. They went on a 9-0 run after Spencer Hawes made a 3-pointer to tie the game for the Sixers. Irving scored the last five points on a 3 and reverse layup to make it 22-13.

Miles' sixth 3 gave the Cavs a 21-point lead midway through the second quarter and his eighth pushed Cleveland's lead to 26 in the final minute. It was 64-40 at halftime and the Cavs went up by as many as 29 in the third quarter.

"Because we're playing defense we're allowing ourselves to get up and down the floor, which allows everyone to play a little more freely," said Miles. "There's a lot more space on the floor ... and there's a lot more shot attempts overall because of the pace of the game. It allows everyone to get good looks."

Miles played just 7 1/2 minutes in the third and missed his only 3 attempt. He made two in a 38-second span in the fourth and checked out of the game for good with 7:07 remaining. The Cavs led by as many as 31.

Game Notes

The teams split a home-and-home in November, both winning on their own court. The Cavs beat the Sixers 127-125 in double-overtime behind 39 points from Irving ... The Bulls have already waived Bynum, who had been suspended indefinitely by the Cavs for "conduct detrimental to the team" ... The Cavs open a five-game Western Conference road trip Friday in Utah. The Cavs will also play Sacramento, the Los Angeles Lakers, Portland and Denver ... The Sixers start a four-game homestand on Friday against Detroit. New York, Charlotte and Miami will also visit during the stay ... Philadelphia guard Tony Wroten, dealing with flu-like symptoms and migraines, missed his second straight game ... The Sixers waived center Daniel Orton ... Carter-Williams' previous career high was 29 points against Indiana on Nov. 23 ... Miles made eight 3s against Brooklyn on Dec. 29, 2012. Person got his eight against the Sixers on Feb. 17, 1998 ... Bryant set the record with 12 against Seattle on Jan. 7, 2003 and Marshall tied it for Toronto against the Sixers on March 13, 2005.

01/07 23:19:11 ET

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2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
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y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3
 
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CLE 6
TOR 4
Final
DET 2
ANA 1
Final
NYM 4
ATL 3
Final
MIA 3
SEA 2
Final
PIT 2
MIL 3
Final
WAS 3
STL 2
Final
TAM 1
NYY 5
Final
KAN 3
MIN 8
Final
CHC 2
CIN 8
Final
TEX 2
CWS 16
Final
OAK 4
HOU 1
Final
LOS 4
ARI 1
Final
COL 9
PHI 10
Final
SDP 3
SFG 4
9th
BOS 5
BAL 5
 
Final
SAN 90
DAL 85
Final
MIA 99
CHA 88
Final
CHI 93
WAS 102
2nd
HOU 20
POR 27
 
Final
NYR 2
PHI 4
Final
BOS 4
DET 1
Final
MON 3
TAM 2
1st
SJS 0
LOS 1
 
Final
NOR 6
DUR 3