On Monday night, Donovan Mitchell finished regulation with 58 points. A game with a capital G already, with the last pair sending the game into overtime, with their own missed free kick.
He then added another 13 in the 145-134 OT win. Mitchell, the seventh player to score at least 70, tied David Robinson and Elgin Baylor on the single-game list, led, of course, by Wilt Chamberlain’s 100. Here’s what the NBA family thought about the night of Spida’s race:
you are CRAZY!!!!!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) January 3, 2023
Haha, one night heck GOD
— Hélà (@KyrieIrving) January 3, 2023
I’m going to get that out of the way and point out that Donovan Mitchell and Robin Lopez combined for 72 tonight. Hashtag Historical Game.
– Robin Lopez (@rolopez42) January 3, 2023
– Darius Garland (@dariusgarland22) January 3, 2023
—Mike Conley (@mconley11) January 3, 2023
I know @spidamitchell is tired lol respect my brother #71
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) January 3, 2023
71 is crazy
— Jordan Clarkson (@JordanClarksons) January 3, 2023
@spidamitchell straight fire!! 71 points!!
– Pau Gasol (@paugasol) January 3, 2023
71 kills??? Come on D Mitch
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) January 3, 2023
– Ekpe Udoh (@EkpeUdoh) January 3, 2023