71 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists!


What’s going on in the NBA right now? No idea, but what is certain is that we take our foot. This Monday evening, Donovan Mitchell created a new gap in the record space in NBA history, by slaying the Bulls in Cleveland: 71 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists, here is the new best performance in the history of the NBA. Cavs…!

The evenings follow one another, and the all-time performances too.

After Luka Doncic, Nikola Jokic, LeBron James, Joel Embiid or Giannis Antetokounmpo, we thought we could breathe for two seconds without having a legendary moment pass before our eyes.

It was without counting on Donovan Mitchell, who also wanted to add his touch to a historic season.

This Monday evening, the Cavs faced the Bulls at home without Darius Garland or Evan Mobley, the kind of complex mission to manage when in addition the Bulls opposite are a minimum of confidence. In control of the game for most of the evening, the friends of DeMar DeRozan (44 points) saw themselves continuing their recent good momentum by winning in Cleveland.

But it was without counting on Donovan Mitchell, suddenly possessed by the greatest gods of scoring.

Explosion in the third quarter to help his people pick up the score, improvisation at the buzzer and hand on fire in the overtime, the rear of the Cavs was in an area as we rarely see.

71 points, 8 rebounds and 11 assists, the best performance in Cavs history and one of the 7 greatest scoring performances of all time.

The Cavs were however so badly embarked, and the Bulls can still take the lead with both hands.

In a game with tight refereeing, you had to use all possible and imaginable vices to get out of it. As ? Make a “Luka” free throw almost at the buzzer, Donovan Mitchell intentionally missing his throw to recover the rebound and equalize the score in front of a delirious crowd. Unexpected overtime in Cleveland, that’s all the Cavs star was asking for.

Because in front of a bench not believing his eyes, Mitchell will continue his explosion with deadly three-point shots in overtime, plunging Ohio into an indescribable trance and the basketball world in an unmissable meeting in Cleveland. Yes, you had to be there to see it and to believe it, to understand this extraordinary performance.

Seeing the stopwatch scrolling, and thus victory getting closer, suddenly reality took over. Did we just watch a 71-point match? Yup. Did we just see the best performance in Cavs history, ahead of LeBron and Kyrie? Yup. We just saw a new masterpiece, in an NBA upside down now? Yup.

If you’re still hesitant to sleep, there’s endless evidence to keep you awake.

Because right now? A night of basketball equals a perf you can never forget.

Donovan Mitchell thus becomes the 7th player to plant a minimum of 70 pawns in an NBA game, and the back adds 11 assists for a historic double-double. Thank you NBA, thank you Spida, and thank you to these players who never stop making us dream.



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