Fox Sports News reported that Cleveland Cavaliers Kevin Love made the most points in one quarter National Basketball Association history by hitting his 8 out of 10 threes, second to Klay Thompson who scored 37 points in the third quarter alone on January 23, 2015.
Love's 34 points - just three short of the record for any quarter set by Klay Thompson last January - inspired the Eastern Conference leaders to another valuable victory, while LeBron James racked up 31. Zach Randolph contributed four of his 11 points in the second extra period for the Grizzlies, who won their sixth straight. The Cavaliers are averaging 14 three-pointers per game this season and shooting 40 per cent as a team, tied with the San Antonio Spurs for best in the league.
Cleveland , which made its first nine 3-pointers, led 46-31 after one quarter and scored 81 points in the first half, two short of the franchise record. Davis was 17-of-27 shooting in his third games this season with 40-plus points. It's the most points the Cavs have scored in any game in regulation since they scored 141 against Charlotte in 1992.
But the one thing I learned covering the National Basketball Association is you can NEVER hit the shot if you are unsure if you want to take it. "I felt like I had an ample opportunity to close it in regulation". Frank Kaminsky and Spencer Hawes could be given more minutes by Hornets head coach Steve Clifford while Williams gets himself back to health. In their three prior seasons, the Hornets recorded three of the 14 lowest turnover rates of the last 39 years (1,058 total teams).
The game was long over before the half. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Kevin Love (0) shoots against Portland Trail Blazers forward Meyers Leonard (11) in the third quarter at Quicken Loans Arena. The nine-year veteran went 11-of-14 from the field in the period, a 8-of-10 from three. PG - Kyrie Irving / SG - J.R Smith / SF - Lebron James / PF - Kevin Love / C - Tristan Thompson .
Irving's big quarter came two nights after Love scored an NBA-record 34 in the first against Portland. Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points on 3-of-10 shooting in 20 minutes in his return for Dallas after the 13-time All-Star missed eight games with a strained left Achilles tendon.