Kevin Love didn't think anything unusual was going on Wednesday night. The scoreboard told a different story.
Love scored 40 points, including an NBA-record 34 in the first quarter, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Portland Trail Blazers 137-125.
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.
As his point total grew on every possession and the Quicken Loans Arena crowd was on its feet each time shot the ball, Love just went about his business.
"I'm not trying to be nonchalant about it, but sometimes when you're in it you don't necessarily...