Love explodes for record 34 points in 1st quarter onslaught vs. Blazers
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Kevin Love was ready to go from the jump.

The Cleveland Cavaliers' third option had 34 points in the first quarter of Wednesday's 137-125 win over the Portland Trail Blazers.

Love made 11-of-14 from the field, including eight triples, along with four free throws in just 12 minutes.

Watch: Every basket of Kevin Love's 34-point 1st-quarter scoring binge

Those marks shattered Cleveland's previous franchise records for most points (24) and threes (5) in a quarter. The 34 points are also the most by any player in a first quarter in NBA history.

Love's scoring binge ranks second to Klay Thompson's 37-point explosion for most points by any player in any quarter in NBA history. Love finished the night with 40 points and eight rebounds, while Damian Lillard countered for the Blazers with 40 points, 11 assists, and seven rebounds.

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