Cavaliers forward Kevin Love set an NBA record for points in a first quarter by scoring 34 on Wednesday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.

Love fell three points shy of the league record for points in any quarter, set by Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson, who scored 37 in the third on Jan. 23, 2015.

"I'm not trying to be nonchalant about it, but sometimes when you're in it, you don't necessarily feel it," Love said after Cleveland's 137-125 win. "It was nothing out of the ordinary, as far as our playcalling and flow of the game."

Love grew up near Thompson in Lake Oswego, Oregon, but didn't realize how close he came to eclipsing his childhood friend's record in the moment.

"I didn't know that was the record,'' he said. "I wasn't really aware of it."

Love, who established a Cleveland team record for points in any period, made 11 of 14 field goal attempts, including a career-high eight 3-pointers on 10 attempts in the first on Wednesday.