Mitchell becomes only 7th player to score at least 70 points in a game

By Max Bennett

January 03, 2023

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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.

Mitchell remains an outside bet for the NBA MVP award at odds of 23.00 with Australian bookmaker PlayUp

70 Point Games

100Wilt ChamberlainMarch 2, 1962Philadelphia Warriors
81Kobe BryantJan 22, 206LA Lakers
78Wilt ChamberlainDec 8, 1961Philadelphia Warriors
73Wilt ChamberlainJan 13, 1962Philadelphia Warriors
73Wilt ChamberlainNov 16, 1962San Francisco Warriors
73David ThompsonApr 9, 1978Denver Nuggets
72Wilt ChamberlainNov 3, 1962San Francisco Warriors
71Elgin BaylorNov 15, 1960LA Lakers
71David RobinsonApr 24, 1994San Antonio Spurs
71Donovan MitchellJan 2, 2023Cleveland Cavaliers
70Wilt ChamberlainMar 10, 1963San Francisco Warriors
70Devin BookerMar 24, 2017Phoenix 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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