Alex Len

Cleveland's Kevin Love scores NBA-record 34 points in first quarter against Portland

Cleveland's Kevin Love scores NBA-record 34 points in first quarter against Portland

Kevin Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, LeBron James recorded his 44th career triple-double, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers, 137-125, on Wednesday night. 

Cleveland also set a franchise with 20 three-pointers and showed no signs of being rusty in its first game since Friday. 

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, made 11 of 14 shots from the field, including eight of 10 from long range in the first quarter. He made his...

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