Donovan Mitchell who achieved 70-10 for the first time in NBA history wrote a new history of Cleveland club.
It was Donovan Mitchell’s day.
The Cleveland Cavaliers won 145-134 against the Chicago Bulls in the 2022-2023 NBA regular season at the Cleveland Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on the 3rd (Korea Standard Time).
The game was Donovan Mitchell’s perfect solo. Mitchell, who had the most memorable performance in his NBA career, scored 71 points to give Cleveland a victory.
Mitchell, who had a rather poor start in the first quarter, raised his pace from the second quarter and poured out 24 points in the third quarter alone. Cleveland, which had been dragged helplessly, turned the mood around thanks to Mitchell’s crazy presence.
Mitchell’s performance continued. At the end of the fourth quarter, he collaborated with Jarrett Allen to play Allioop and hit a dramatic tie-breaking buzzer beater that led the game to extra time. Mitchell had already scored 58 points at the end of the fourth quarter.
The difficult extra time made Mitchell dance. Mitchell, who opened the door with three points in the stepback, scored 13 points in extra time alone. In the end, Cleveland won a dramatic come-from-behind victory with Mitchell at the forefront.
After the game, Cleveland players and spectators cheered Mitchell, who made history. Mitchell easily surpassed Cleveland’s record of the most points (57 points) in a game set by LeBron James.
“Donovan Mitchell’s performance today is the best I’ve ever seen, including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving’s play,” said Kevin Love, a teammate who played for Cleveland for a long time.
It was a significant game even in terms of NBA as a whole. A total of seven players have scored more than 70 points in a single game in NBA history. Among them, Mitchell is the first player with more than 10 assists.
Mitchell, who moved to Cleveland this season, is leading the team’s cruise with an average of 29.3 points. If his performance continues now, Cleveland will not waste its huge future assets invested to recruit Mitchell.