Cavs drug-tested on heels of Donovan Mitchell’s 71-point evening

A day after a historic 71-point sport from All-Star Donovan Mitchell, the Cleveland Cavaliers had been issued exams for performance-enhancing medicine Tuesday afternoon, the crew confirmed to ESPN.

Gamers are sometimes topic to 4 random exams for PEDs through the season and two through the offseason, in accordance with the collective bargaining settlement between the NBA and the Nationwide Basketball Gamers Affiliation.

In a 145-134 additional time victory towards the Chicago Bulls on Monday evening, Mitchell scored probably the most factors by an NBA participant since Kobe Bryant’s 81-point sport towards Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006.

“Andddd just like that we are drug tested this morning,” Mitchell wrote on Twitter to his teammate, Robin Lopez, together with three crying-laughing emojis.

Throughout his historic outburst, Mitchell went 22-of-34 from the sphere, made 7 of 15 3-pointers and scored 13 factors in additional time to assist the Cavs come again from a 21-point deficit to beat the Bulls.

Nonetheless, the NBA’s Final Two Minute Report launched Tuesday afternoon acknowledged Mitchell ought to have been known as for a lane violation on a missed free throw with 4.1 seconds remaining in regulation. Mitchell grabbed his personal offensive rebound after lacking the free throw and scored the game-tying layup to power additional time.

“It made it hard for Patrick [Williams] to block him out because [Mitchell] was certainly across the free throw line before the ball hit the rim,” Bulls coach Billy Donovan advised reporters following the sport Monday evening in Cleveland.

Mitchell additionally added 11 assists, by far probably the most by a participant in a 70-point sport in NBA historical past. In whole, Mitchell scored or assisted 99 factors for the Cavs, probably the most by any participant since Wilt Chamberlain’s NBA-record 100-point sport.