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

Nov 23, 2016; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) makes a three point basket in the first quarter against the Portland Trail Blazers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
Cavaliers forward Kevin Love makes a three-point basket in the first quarter. –David Richard / USA TODAY Sports

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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