Cavs’ Love sets NBA record with 34 points in 1st quarter

Kevin Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter

Cleveland Cavaliers Basketball

CLEVELAND (AP) – Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love set an NBA record for points in a first quarter by scoring 34 on Wednesday against Portland.

Love fell three points shy of the league record for points in any quarter, set by Golden State’s Klay Thompson, who scored 37 in the third on Jan. 23, 2015.

Love, who set a team record for points in a period, has made 11 of 14 field goal attempts, including 8 of 10 on 3-pointers. He made his first six shots, including five 3-pointers.

Love scored a career-high 51 points while playing for Minnesota on March 23, 2012. His season high in points was 27.

The Cavaliers led the Trail Blazers 46-31 after one quarter.

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