The Cleveland star scored 34-points in the opening period on Wednesday night
Cleveland Cavaliers star Kevin Love made history on Wednesday night in the Cavs' 137-125 win over Portland Trail Blazers.
The 28-year-old scored 34-points in the first quarter, to break the NBA record for most points scored in the opening period. His tally was just three-short of Klay Thompson's overall record, for the most in any quarter.
Love's performance included eight three-pointers as the NBA Champion struck a rich vein of form on front of his home crowd.
Kevin Love's first quarter shot chart will catch fire to anyone looking at it by sheer proximity pic.twitter.com/grYZ2nNSP9— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 24, 2016
While the Californian was in excellent form in the opening quarter, he only scored six points in the remaining three quarters to finish on 40-points. Despite the first-quarter record, Love was joined by his opposing #0 as Portland's Damian Lillard also scored an even 40.
The Cavaliers currently have the best record in the NBA. They top the Eastern Conference with an 11-2 record after 13-games.
Count along as Kevin Love hits EIGHT three-pointers in the 1st quarter 👀 pic.twitter.com/RdnGT537Av— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 24, 2016