Donovan Mitchell Talks Historic 71-Point Performance on January 2, 2023

ESPN report: Cavs confirm Mitchell drug-tested after historic 71pt outing

According to ESPN, the Cleveland Cavaliers confirmed that they received tests for performance-enhancing drugs on Tuesday, one day after All-Star Donovan Mitchell’s historic 71-point game against the Chicago Bulls.

Mitchell also confirmed on his official Twitter account that he had been tested, posting “Andddd just like that we are drug tested this morning.” – Read more: NBA Results today; Nets win 12 straight

This marks the most points scored by an NBA player since Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game in 2006. The league’s testing policy, outlined in the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association, requires players to undergo four random tests for performance-enhancing drugs during the regular season and two during the offseason, the ESPN report also stated.

In Monday’s game, Mitchell set a new Cavaliers franchise record for points in a single game and matched the eighth-highest score in league history. He shot 22 of 34 from the floor and made seven 3-pointers with 11 assists and 8 rebounds.

His performance also marked the most points scored by an NBA player in a single game since Kobe Bryant’s 81-point game in 2006.


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