Kevin Love is the only player in NBA history with 1,000 threes and at least 10 rebounds per game
LeBron James is not the only Cleveland Cavaliers player to make history Wednesday night following the Cavs’ 132-129 takedown of the Toronto Raptors at home. According to Cleveland’s official Twitter account, Kevin Love also punched his name in the record books by becoming the first player in NBA history to drill 1,000 three-pointers and have at least a career average of 10.0 rebounds per game.
— Cleveland Cavaliers (@cavs) March 22, 2018
Kevin Love has been a big boost for the Cavs since coming back from a nearly two months of absence because of a broken hand. In only his second game since his return to action, Love shot 8-for-15 from the field with four treys on six attempts, 12 rebounds, and four assists in 30 minutes of hard court exposure against the Raptors.
The 29-year-old big man is being forced to play the center position with the Cavs missing a couple of frontcourt pieces in Tristan Thompson and Larry Nance Jr., but that has not stopped Love from showing his range. He also had four three-pointers last Monday, when the Cavs served the Milwaukee Bucks a 124-117 defeat at Quicken Loans Arena.
Throughout his career, Love has made a living out of pulling down a ton of rebounds and regularly knocking down shots from deep. Playing alongside James has taken some of the sparkle of Love’s star, but it could be remembered that he was once an MVP candidate when he was still with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
For the record, Love has career averages of 18.3 points and 11.3 rebounds with a 36.6 shooting percentage from behind the arc.