CLEVELAND — Cleveland Cavaliers power forward Kevin Love got an early start on Halloween this year.
Love channeled his inner horror movie villain while walking into Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for Wednesday’s game between the Cavaliers and Chicago Bulls and dressed as “Friday the 13th” super villain Jason Voorhees, mask and all.
Love completed the look with an oversized green work jacket, black pants and t-shirt, the legendary mask and a baseball bat.
“Jason Voorhees batting cleaning tonight Game 7: World Series,” Love wrote in the caption, followed by three knife emojis and “#Fridaythe13th.”
While the costume was all in good fun, it proved to be haunting for the Bulls (1-4), as Love scored 17 points, pulled down 20 rebounds and handed out six assists in leading the Cavaliers (2-2) to a 117-111 victory.
Love was not done with the mask when the game tipped off, either.
After dropping the 17 points and 20 rebounds on the Bulls, Love did his postgame availability in character, wearing the mask throughout the press session.
Now in his sixth season with the Cavaliers, Love is on an early roll on both ends of the court.
Over his four starts, Love has averaged 16.0 points and 16.8 rebounds along with 5.0 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Additionally, Love has improved his shooting percentages from the field and three-point range.
Love is hitting his field goals at a 51.3 percent clip and connecting on 36.8 percent of his three-point tries.
Love and the Cavaliers are idle on Halloween, but will take a one-game road trip for a Friday night matchup against the Indiana Pacers. Then, the Cavaliers will return home for back-to-back games against the Dallas Mavericks and Boston Celtics before starting a three-game road trip.