The Cleveland guard becomes just the 7th player in NBA history to score at least 70 points in a game.
A 70-point game is a rarity in the NBA: just 11 in league history, heading into 2023.
Make it 12, now, though. On Monday night, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell did the unimaginable,
Erupting for a career-high 71 points to notch an incredible 145-134 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls.
In a season where big numbers have become the norm, Mitchell put up the biggest numbers of all Monday night
Matching the second highest-scoring game the NBA has seen in nearly 45 years.
In fact, the only other players to score at least 71 in a game
Are Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Famers Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, David Thompson, David Robinson and Elgin Baylor.
He becomes just the seventh player in NBA history to score 70 or more in a game, and the first since Devin Booker in 2017.
Mitchell’s total marked the most points in a game by any player since Bryant’s 81 in January 2006.