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CLEVELAND -- Guard C.J. Miles made a franchise-record 10 3-pointers during a 34-point performance in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 111-93 annihilation of the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday at Quicken Loans Arena.

The NBA record for 3-pointers in a game is 12 by the Toronto Raptors' Donyell Marshall and the Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant.

Miles converted 10 of 14 shots from behind the arc.

As a team, the Cavaliers made 13 of 28 from long range. The 13 3-pointers matched their season high.

Newly acquired forward Luol Deng didn't suit up for the Cavs (12-23). He wasn't needed, though. Deng likely will move into the starting lineup at Utah on Friday, the first leg of Cleveland's five-game, eight-day trip.

Center Anderson Varejao added 18 points and 14 rebounds for the Cavs, who lost eight of their previous nine games. Varejao, who registered his eighth double-double of the season, is averaging 16 rebounds over his past four games.

Point guard Michael Carter-Williams finished with a career-high 33 points for the 76ers (12-23). The rookie added six rebounds and five assists. He was the only Philadelphia starter in double figures.

Guard James Anderson scored 15 points for the Sixers.

Cavs guard Kyrie Irving, playing his first game in January, added 16 points and eight assists.

Forward Tristan Thompson recorded his 15th double-double of the season with 12 points and 10 rebounds. He helped the Cavs hammer the Sixers on the boards, 58-38.

The Cavs shot 49.4 percent from the field, compared to the Sixers' 39.5 percent.

Philadelphia came into the game with the worst scoring defense in the league, surrendering 111 points per game, and Cleveland matched that figure on the night.

The Cavs led 64-41 at halftime.

Miles had a season-high 24 points at the break. He converted a franchise-record eight of 10 shots from behind the arc in the half.

NOTES: Cavaliers G Kyrie Irving returned after a three-game absence caused by a left knee contusion. The news wasn't as good on Cleveland G Jarrett Jack. He missed his second consecutive game with back spasms. ... Cleveland coach Mike Brown said there is no guarantee newly acquired Luol Deng would practice with the team Wednesday. ... The Sixers released C Daniel Orton, who averaged three points and 2.8 rebounds in 22 games. "We had a fair enough time with Daniel for the long term," coach Brett Brown said. "At this stage, we felt it was better to let him find another opportunity." ... Brett Brown said he coached Irving's father, Drederick, for one season in Melbourne, Australia. ... The Sixers left G Tony Wroten in Philadelphia. He had flu-like symptoms.
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