CLEVELAND — Watch the Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love score 34 points to set an NBA record for points in a first quarter on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.
The Cavs won the game 137-125.
Love went 8 for 10 from 3-point range and shot 11 of 14 overall from the floor on his way to outscoring the Blazers, 34-31 in the opening period.
He also made all four of his free throws.
The 34 points scored by Love are the most in a first quarter in NBA history and 2nd-most in any quarter ever in league archives.
It is also the most scored in any quarter in Cavaliers history.
Only Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who scored 37 points in the third quarter of his team’s win over the Sacremento Kings on Jan. 23, 2015, has scored more in a quarter than Love.
“He beat them by himself,” his teammate J.R. Smith told Fox Sports Ohio at halftime.
“To hit shots like that in the first quarter — never seen it.”
Love was held scoreless in the second quarter, but finished the game with 40 points and eight rebounds for the Cavs.
LeBron James recorded his 44th career triple-double with 31 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds to go along with three steals for Cleveland (11-2), which shot 53 percent from the field and 58 percent from 3-pointers.
Kyrie Irving added 20 points and six assists and Channing Frye went 4 for 6 from 3-pointers on his way to scoring 14 points for the Cavs, who made 21 shots from long-range.
Damian Lillard scored 25 of his 40 points in the second half, dished out 11 assists and pulled down seven rebounds for the Portland Blazers.
Evan Turner had 17 points off the bench in the defeat.