Cavs issued PED tests a day after Mitchell's 71

by Gordon Dixon - A day after a historic 71-point game from Donovan Mitchell, the Cavaliers were issued tests for performance-enhancing drugs on Tuesday afternoon.

Cavs drug-tested on heels of Donovan Mitchell's 71-point night 6:27 PM ET Jamal CollierESPN A day after a historic 71-point game from All-Star Donovan Mitchell , the Cleveland Cavaliers were issued tests for performance-enhancing drugs on Tuesday afternoon, the team confirmed to ESPN. Players are typically subject to four random tests for performance-enchanting drugs during the season and two during the offseason, according to the collective bargaining agreement between the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association. In a 145-134 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls on Monday night, Mitchell scored the most points by an NBA player since Kobe Bryant's 81-point game against Toronto on Jan. 22, 2006. "Andddd just like that we are drug tested this morning" Mitchell wrote on Twitter to his teammate, Robin Lopez , along with three crying laughing emojis. During his historic outburst, Mitchell went 22-of-34 from the field, made 7 of 15 3-pointers and scored 13 points in overtime to help the Cavs come back from a 21-point deficit to beat the Bulls. He also added 11 assists, by far the most by a player in a 70-point game in NBA history. In total, Mitchell scored or assisted on 99 points for the Cavs, the most by any player since Wilt Chamberlain's NBA-record 100-point game.