Donovan Mitchell is the 7th player in NBA history to score more than 70 points in a game
On the morning of January 3, the Cleveland Cavaliers just won a dramatic victory in extra time against the Chicago Bulls with a score of 145-134. In it, Donovan Mitchell became the main character when scoring nearly half of the Cleveland Cavaliers’ score. With 71 points scored, the 26-year-old basketball star has gone down in NBA history.
There are very few people who have scored more than 70 points in a game in the NBA. In the long history of the American professional basketball tournament, only 11 games have seen a player score 70 or more points, by the end of 2022. Mitchell became the 7th player in NBA history to score. get 70 or more points in a match. He is the first person to do this since 2017, when Devin Booker scored 70 points in a match.
Besides, Donovan Mitchell is also the player who scored the most points in a game in the NBA after 17 years. Before that, Kobe Bryant scored 81 points in a match in 2006.
Donovan Mitchell is playing his first season for the Cleveland Cavaliers club after being transferred from the Utah Jazz. With 71 points, Mitchell broke the record for most points in a game for the Cleveland Cavaliers held by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving (57 points).
Since the start of the 2022-2023 season, Donovan Mitchell has been the Cleveland Cavaliers’ highest-performing pitcher. He averaged 29.3 points per game after 34 appearances. Donovan Mitchell’s good scoring performance was one of the factors that helped the Cleveland Cavaliers rank 4th in the NBA Eastern standings with 24 wins and 14 losses.