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NBA family reacts to Donovan Mitchell's astounding 71-point game

Cavaliers All-Star Donovan Mitchell becomes the 7th NBA player to score 70 points in a game, finishing with 71 in Monday's OT win over the Bulls.

Donovan Mitchell pops off for a franchise-record 71 points as the Cavaliers defeat the Bulls in OT.

Monday night, Donovan Mitchell finished regulation with 58 points, with the last two points of that total sending the game to overtime … off his own missed free throw. Then he added another 13 in overtime to lift Cleveland to a 145-134 victory. The seventh player to score at least 70, Mitchell tied David Robinson and Elgin Baylor on the single-game list, which is led, of course, by Wilt Chamberlain’s historic 100-point game.

Here’s what those around the NBA family (and also, Mitchell himself) thought of this 71-point performance: