Tuesday, the arctic blast that hit Cleveland also blew into the Quicken Loans Arena, as the Cleveland Cavaliers froze out the Philadelphia 76ers with a 111-93 win.
The loss came despite 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams career-high 33 points, six rebounds and five assists. None of the other starters were in double digits with Spencer Hawes nine points, Hollis Thompson four and Evan Turner four.
Thaddeus Young was shut out, missing all seven of his field goal attempts .Coming off the bench; James Anderson added 15 points, Brandon Davies 11 and Elliot Williams 12.
Other absent players from the 76ers roster with various illnesses and ailments were shooting guard Tony Wroten, power forward Arnett Moultrie, center Nerlens Noel and Jason Richardson .Center Daniel Orton was released prior to the game
76ers shooting guards Thompson and Anderson failed to play tight defense on the fired-up, 6-6, 231-pound Cavs C.J. Miles, who scored a team record 10 3-pointers and a season-high 34 points;
The previous record was for eight 3-pointers in a game were held by Miles and also LeBron James, Wesley Person, and Danny Ferry.
“They were looking for me,” Miles said. “I knew what the franchise record was, but I didn’t know I was that close.”
Teammate center Anderson Varejao shot for 18 points, 14 rebounds and forward Tristan Thompson's double-double 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The victory came within hours of another win, as the Cavaliers after acquired forward Luol Deng from Chicago for future draft picks. Afterwards, Andrew Bynum was quickly released.
The Cavs shot 49.4 percent from the field, compared with the 76ers only 39.5 percent.
76ers Coach Brett Brown stated disappointingly, "It was like flogging a dead horse with keeping (Young and Turner) out there. Our veterans were not going to find any extra energy tonight, so we went with the young guys for most of the second half."
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