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DONOVAN MITCHELL JOIN THE HISTORIC CLUB WITH HIS 71 POINTS


Donovan Mitchell was born on September 7, 1996 is a professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. He was drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft in 2017 with 13th overall pick. He was the three-time NBA All-Star.

As the rookie with the NBA Team Utah Jazz, he was names as the NBA All Rookie First Team and he won at the Slam Dunk contest in year 2018. He was also traded from Utah Jazz to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2022.

On January 2, 2023 game between the Cavs and the Bulls, Donovan Mitchell scored and have a high-record of 71 points with eight rebounds and 11 assists. It was the highest scoring for any NBA player since Kobe Bryant's 81 points in year of 2006. He was the first player in the NBA history to have at least 70 pints and have 10 assists in the NBA Game.

Donovan Mitchell added his name to one of the NBA's most rarefied list on last Monday night. The Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Chicago Bulls in a score of 145-134 in overtime. His total matched the highest in league history since Lakers legend Kobe Bryant has 81 points against the Toronto Raptors in year 2006 January 22. Wilt Chamberlain owns the record in the NBA with the score of 100 for the Philadelphia 76ers against the New York Knicks on year 1962.

“I always believed I could be one of the best players in the league. I’m speechless and blessed to be in the company of that greatness.” said Mitchell who was acquired from Utah Jazz in off season.

Donovan Mitchell wave his arms for the Cleveland Cavaliers crowd which embraced him in his short time with the Cavs, to make more noise and soaked with the crowd applause. Mitchell was doused with water by his teammates one of this is Cedi Osman chanting the word MVP to the crowd.

“We were treated tonight to one of the greatest performances in the history of the game,” Cleveland coach JB Bickerstaff said. “Every single play that he made was a play that was necessary.

He scored another 13 points in the extra session after the forcing OT by grabbing intentionally missed free throw and making a circus shot seconds left. In the overtime Mitchell became the seventh player in the 70 point club.

During his post-game news conference, Mitchell was almost in disbelief when it was mentioned he joined the list of NBA legends to surpass 70 points.

“It’s humbling,” he said. I’m speechless. For me, not only did I do that, but I did it an effort when we came back and won and it’s how we won. It’s nuts.”

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