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CLEVELAND — C.J. Miles set a team record with 10 3-pointers and scored a season-high 34 points, leading the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 111-93 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.


Miles made eight 3s in the first half, when the Cavs opened a 26-point lead that allowed them to coast to a rare easy win. He notched his ninth with 9:53 left and drained No. 10 with 9:17 remaining. He went 10 of 14 from outside the arc.


Cleveland’s second victory in 10 games came hours after the club acquired forward Luol Deng from Chicago in a trade for center Andrew Bynum and future draft picks. Deng wasn’t in uniform, but Cavs All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving returned after missing three games with a bruised left knee and finished with 16 points.


Philadelphia’s Thaddeus Young, the reigning Eastern Conference player of the week, missed all seven shots and didn’t score in 21 minutes. Evan Turner wasn’t much help, scoring four on 2 of 13 shooting.


Knicks 89, Pistons 85


NEW YORK — Carmelo Anthony scored 13 of his 34 points in the pivotal third quarter, then made the clinching free throws with 2.9 seconds left as the New York Knicks handed the Detroit Pistons a season-high fifth straight loss.


Raymond Felton finished with 12 points and six assists in his return from injury for the Knicks. Andrea Bargnani had 13 points and 11 rebounds, helping the Knicks overcome the absence of an ill Tyson Chandler to beat the Pistons at Madison Square Garden for the eighth straight time.


Josh Smith had 21 points and 12 rebounds for Detroit, while Andre Drummond finished with 12 points and 17 boards.


Heat 107, Pelicans 88


MIAMI — LeBron James scored 32 points, Dwyane Wade scored 22 and the Miami Heat turned things around in the second half to beat the New Orleans Pelicans.


Chris Andersen was 7 for 7 from the field and scored 15 points, and Chris Bosh added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Heat, who trailed by 11 points early in the third quarter.


Anthony Davis led the Pelicans with 22 points and 12 rebounds, Eric Gordon scored 15, and Tyreke Evans added 13 for New Orleans.


Pacers 86, Raptors 79


INDIANAPOLIS — Roy Hibbert scored 22 points and Danny Granger matched his season high with 13 to help Indiana hold off Toronto.


The Pacers (28-6) won their third straight to retain the NBA’s best record.


Toronto (16-17) has lost two straight on the road — at Miami and Indiana — after winning four straight. The Raptors were led by DeMar DeRozan with 28 and Patrick Patterson with 20 against a Pacers team that looked more like itself after losing north of the border last week.


Wizards 97, Bobcats 83


CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bradley Beal scored 21 points to lead the Wizards to a win.


Beal was one of five Wizards to score in double figures. Marcin Gortat added 18 points, John Wall had 17 points, Trevor Booker 12 and Martell Webster 10. Gortat added 12 rebounds.


Gerald Henderson led the Bobcats with a season-high 27 points. Kemba Walker added 19 and Ramon Sessions 10 as they fell to 15-21 with their sixth loss in seven games.

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