Cavaliers score record 49 first quarter points, most scored ever in one Finals quarter

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The Cavaliers missed eight free throws in the first quarter, they could have put up more.

In a “you’re not setting history in our building, we are” statement to start Game 4, the Cleveland Cavaliers put up 49 points on the Golden State Warriors in the first quarter. That’s the most points scored in any quarter ever in NBA history.

As a team, the Cavaliers shot 14-of-24 overall in the first, 58.3 percent, and they hit 7-of-12 from three (58.3 percent). Kevin Love had 14 points, Kyrie Irving 13 to lead the Cavaliers, while LeBron James had eight.

Cleveland did all that on 28 possessions, and they had just one turnover.