Kevin Love named Eastern Conference player of the week

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Kevin Love #0 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles the ball during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 16, 2016 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

CLEVELAND– Kevin Love‘s record-breaking performance against the Trail Blazers helped earn him the NBA’s Eastern Conference player of the week.

This is the first time Love has won the award as a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers. He got the honor twice when he was with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

In Cleveland’s win against Portland Wednesday night, Love put upĀ 40 points. He scored 34 just in the first quarter, breaking the team’s record for most points in a single quarter.

The center had his second double-double of the week during the Cavs’ 128-90 win over the Mavericks.

The Cavaliers are 13-2, their best start in franchise history.

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