Cavs score 46 in first; LeBron has 23

Updated: January 31, 2010, 8:34 PM ET
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CLEVELAND -- The Cleveland Cavaliers tied a franchise record with a 46-point first quarter Sunday against the Los Angeles Clippers, making 11 3-pointers.

LeBron James tied a franchise record with five 3-pointers in a quarter. He made his first seven shots -- including four 3s -- to finish the quarter with 23 points. He had deep 3-pointers from 30 and 28 feet.

Cleveland shot 16 of 21 for the quarter, including 11 of 13 on 3-pointers. The 11 3s are a new franchise mark for most in a period.

The Cavaliers made 3-pointers on seven consecutive possessions and led Los Angeles 46-20 after the quarter.

Cleveland went on to beat the Clippers 114-89.

Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.