Donovan Mitchell ties 40-year-old Cleveland Cavaliers record for most points in team debut

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell plays against the Atlanta Hawks during the first...
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Donovan Mitchell plays against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)(Ron Schwane | AP)
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 5:48 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Cleveland Cavaliers G Donovan Mitchell tied the franchise record for most points by a player in their team debut during the team’s 108-105 loss against the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday.

Mitchell, sent to Cleveland in a blockbuster trade with the Utah Jazz in September, scored 31 points during the team’s Oct. 19 season opener in Toronto. Ron Brewer was the only other Cavalier to score more than 30 points in his debut, the team said.

Along with his 31 points, Mitchell put up 9 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals while shooting 57.1% from the field in 35 minutes.

Watch his full performance against the Raptors below:

The Cavs look to get their first win in Chicago when they face DeMar DeRozan and the Bulls on Oct. 22.

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