NBA tests Cavaliers star Donovan Mitchell after 71-point game
Donovan Mitchell He doesn’t think it was a coincidence that the NBA tested him for drugs after the Cleveland Cavaliers star scored 71 points in a single game on Monday.
On Tuesday morning, following the 26-year-old’s historic performance against the Chicago Bulls, both Mitchell and teammate Robin Lopez were tested by the league for performance-enhancing drugs.
Mitchell revealed the league’s timely decision on Twitter. “And so we’re drug tested this morning,” she wrote, adding a handful of laughing emojis.
ESPN confirmed the evidence was turned over to Mitchell and Lopez.
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According to the outlet, the typical drug testing policy for players, under the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the NBPA, includes four random PEDS tests during the season and two during the offseason.
Mitchell’s historic performance of 71 points was the most points scored in a game since 2006, when Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors.
The Cleveland star also had 11 assists and eight rebounds on Monday night.
On Friday, Mitchell and the Cavaliers will play in Denver against Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets.
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