Cavs Head into Thanksgiving with a “Love”ly Win

CLEVELAND- There is a furnace, then there is the sun, and then there is Kevin Love during the first quarter of the Cavs 137-125 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Love went absolutely bonkers in the first frame, dropping a franchise record for points in a quarter with 34 on 11/14 shooting. The mark is also the NBA record for points in an opening quarter, and trails only the Warriors Klay Thompson (37) for points in any quarter. Of those 11 made field goals, eight were from behind the arc, helping the Cavaliers break their single game record for three pointers in a game with 21, breaking the old record of 19.

 

Love finished the game with 40 points, in what was by far his best game in a Cavalier uniform. He also added seven rebounds.

 

It is always a good sign when you have a player have a triple-double and it isn’t the main headline of the game. That was the case for LeBron James tonight, as he put up a very impressive 31 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists.

 

With his 13 assists, James passed Guy Rodgers for 17th on the NBA all-time assists list, with his total now at 6,927.

 

It was a total team effort for the wine and gold, as Kyrie Irving added 20 points. Channing Frye was also big off the bench, working well with James in their trade mark pick and pop game. He finished with 14 points.

 

Damian Lillard, as usual, led the way for the Blazers. He finished with a team high 40 points, while adding 11 assists and seven rebounds.

 

It was a rough night however for Canton native CJ McCollum. The Canton GlenOak High School graduate finished the game with 13 points and was kept in check by the Cavs the whole night.

 

The Cavs will be back in action on Friday when they take on the Dallas Mavericks at the Q. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30. For more information on this game or any other Cavalier news, make sure to visit Cavs.com.

 

Below is what Coach Ty Lue had to say about the high scoring game.

https://soundcloud.com/wzip/ty-lue-postgame-11-23-win-vs

5-0, and Just Getting Started

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The Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Houston Rockets this past Tuesday with a season high, 128 points. With this win, they started the season off 4-0 for the first time in the past 16 years. Last night the Cavaliers grinded out a solid team win against the Boston Celtics, and enhanced their record to an emphatic 5-0. This is the first time that the Cavaliers have accomplished this in 40 years, and they do not plan on stopping yet. LeBron James led the team last night with a near triple double, and the game high 30 points. He was two points way from passing Hakeem Olajuwan for the 10th all time leader in points. Tristan Thompson continued his dominance with 15 points, and 14 rebounds. Another player that has kept his streak of authority alive, was Kyrie Irving who scored 23 and tossed 6 dimes along with it.

The Cavaliers shot a collective 61% from the three-point arc in the first half, and an impressive 41% by the end of the game. The one thing that the Cavaliers need to work on is the 1 on 1 defense, and they need to create more turnovers. This was an issue that was discussed with coach, Tyronn Lue during the post game press conference, and one thing that will have to be tweaked to stop the elite teams. With all that being said, the Cavs just ended a 3 game home stand and are back on the road this Saturday, November 5th against the Philadelphia 76ers.  For more information on the Cavaliers, make sure that you stay updated with our website, and we will continue to bring all of the Cavs stats and info that you need.

This is a short post-game soundbite from Kyrie Irving, talking about team chemistry and the Golden State Warriors.

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