When it comes to the Cleveland Cavaliers, their big three, an absolute necessity for competing on a consistent basis in the NBA, consists of Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and some unknown named LeBron James.
It’s safe to say, that LeBron and Kyrie are often considered the “Marshall and Lily” of the Cavs, whereas Love is often pushed back to being the “Ted”, for all you How I Met Your Mother fans.
However, in last night’s win over the Portland Trail Blazers, Love rose out of HIMYM territory entirely, perhaps resembling a character from a better sitcom…say Dwight Schrute from The Office.
Last night, Love put up 34 points….in the first quarter! Below, witness Love’s legendary 12 minutes….
Love’s 34 points are the most ever for an opening frame in NBA history, and he came a mere triple short of Klay Thompson’s 37 points in a third quarter last season.
Cleveland, obviously, won the game, defeating Portland in a 137-125 final. Love, thanks to his early Thanksgiving meal, ended the game with 40 points, adding eight rebounds as well.
Geoff Maglioccheti is on Twitter @GeoffMags5490