The Cleveland Cavaliers walked away from their game in Paris, France with a strong 111-102 win over the Brooklyn Nets.
Even though the game was held thousands of miles from home, it still counted toward their regular season record, which now stands at 22-15.
The win was made possible because of Donovan Mitchell, who was downright sensational with 45 points, 12 rebounds, and 6 assists.
According to Across The Cavs, Mitchell just joined a very exclusive club with that stat line.
Only David Robinson, Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, and Bob McAdoo also scored 45, 12, and 6 in a game.
List of #NBA players to put up 45-12-6:
— DONOVAN MITCHELL**
— David Robinson
— Larry Bird
— Michael Jordan
— Bob McAdoo
— Across The Cavs (@AcrossCavs) January 12, 2024
Mitchell’s impressive season continues and the guard is now putting up 27.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.7 assists per game.
He currently leads his team in points per game and is a vital part of nearly every single possession when he’s on the floor.
Mitchell has fully integrated into the Cavaliers’ roster and is constantly doing good work for the team.
Still, there are rumors that he could be leaving Cleveland in the near future.
If he were to depart, that would be a huge setback for the team, and players like Darius Garland would have to step up and lead the offense.
However, Garland is hurt right now, which leaves the majority of backcourt responsibilities on Mitchell’s shoulders.
The Cavaliers have been fighting hard recently, despite a couple of tough injuries that have sidelined two of their biggest stars.
Mitchell has been at the center of the recent surge and Thursday night’s game was just the latest example of that.