Donovan Mitchell scores Cavaliers franchise-record, career-best 71 points in overtime win
The Cleveland guard becomes only the 7th player in NBA history to score at least 70 points in a game.
Until last night there had only been 11 games in NBA History where a player scored 70 points or more, well now there are 12 as Cleveland's Donovan Mitchell added himself to the list with a supreme display of scoring.
Mitchell ran riot as Cleveland beat the Bulls in overtime (134, 145) to move 4th in the Eastern Conference.
70 Point Games
|100||Wilt Chamberlain||March 2, 1962||Philadelphia Warriors|
|81||Kobe Bryant||Jan 22, 206||LA Lakers|
|78||Wilt Chamberlain||Dec 8, 1961||Philadelphia Warriors|
|73||Wilt Chamberlain||Jan 13, 1962||Philadelphia Warriors|
|73||Wilt Chamberlain||Nov 16, 1962||San Francisco Warriors|
|73||David Thompson||Apr 9, 1978||Denver Nuggets|
|72||Wilt Chamberlain||Nov 3, 1962||San Francisco Warriors|
|71||Elgin Baylor||Nov 15, 1960||LA Lakers|
|71||David Robinson||Apr 24, 1994||San Antonio Spurs|
|71||Donovan Mitchell||Jan 2, 2023||Cleveland Cavaliers|
|70||Wilt Chamberlain||Mar 10, 1963||San Francisco Warriors|
|70||Devin Booker||Mar 24, 2017||Phoenix Suns|
Mitchell, playing his first season in Cleveland after being traded from Utah, set a new franchise scoring record, breaking the high score mark previously co-held by LeBron James and Kyrie Irving of 57 points.
Mitchell celebrated in style sharing some photos of the wild on court celebrations after the game.
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