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Cavs blow out 76ers after trade for Deng

– While Cleveland was frozen to its core by an arctic blast of subzero temperatures, C.J. Miles put on a blistering performance, making a team record 10 3-pointers and scoring a season-high 34 in leading the Cavaliers to a 111-93 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

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 and eight assists in 30 minutes.

Cleveland also gave Chicago a first-round pick from Sacramento, two second-round selections and gave the Bulls the right to swap first-round choices in 2015 if the Cavs are not in the lottery.

“He’s a guy who has won and won deep in the playoffs,” Cavs coach Mike Brown said of Deng. “He has the ability to score, defend, moves well without the basketball, knows how to play offense very well, can post up, score off the screens, versatile. He brings a lot of everything.”

WIZARDS 97, BOBCATS 83: In Charlotte, N.C., Bradley Beal scored 21 points and Marcin Gortat added 18 to lead Washington.

John Wall had 17 points, Trevor Booker 12 and Martell Webster added 10 for the Wizards.

HEAT 107, PELICANS 88: In Miami, LeBron James scored 32 points and Dwyane Wade scored 22 for Miami.

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.

KNICKS 89, PISTONS 85: In New York, Carmelo Anthony scored 13 of his 34 points in the third quarter, then made the clinching free throws with 2.9 seconds left for New York, which handed Detroit a season-high fifth straight loss.

BULLS 92, SUNS 87: In Chicago, Taj Gibson had 19 points and 10 rebounds for Chicago in their first game after parting with Luol Deng in a trade.

Joakim Noah added 14 points and 16 rebounds, helping the Bulls to their sixth win in eight games.

SPURS 110, GRIZZLIES 108, OT: At Memphis, Tenn., Tim Duncan scored 24 points, Marco Belinelli added 19 points and Kawhi Leonard had 17 to carry San Antonio.

Mike Conley had 30 points for the Grizzlies, scoring 21 in the second half.

WARRIORS 101, BUCKS 80: In Milwaukee, David Lee scored 22 points to lead Golden State to it 10th consecutive win. He also added 18 rebounds.

Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson each contributed 15 points for the Warriors.

MAVERICKS 110, LAKERS 97: In Dallas, Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points and Dallas avoided its longest home losing streak in 14 years.

The Mavericks had lost four straight at home, the last victory in their arena coming against Memphis the week before Christmas.