Donovan’s 40-point night pushes Cavs past Wizards for seventh-straight win

Published February 8, 2024, 12:30 PMNBA.com Philippines Staff

Donovan Mitchell scored 40 points, with three baskets coming from rainbow country.


The Cleveland Cavaliers continued their hot streak as of late following their 114-106 win over the Washington Wizards on Thursday (PHL time).

The two teams were neck-and-neck for most of the game up until the fourth quarter when Donovan Mitchell took over for the Cavs. Mitchell finished with a game-high 40 points to go along with eight rebounds, and five assists.

In the game, Mitchell also achieved a significant milestone in NBA history, surpassing Baron Davis with 1,332 career three-pointers made, advancing to the 62nd position on the all-time list.

Evan Mobley likewise had a solid game for the Cavs, adding 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting and eight rebounds.

The Cavs are now 15-1 in their last 16 games, the best record in the NBA over that span. The team’s current 7 game-winning streak is also the longest active win streak in the league.

Cleveland is currently 33-16 in the standings, only behind the Boston Celtics in the East. The Wizards, meanwhile, dropped their fourth-straight game for a 9-41 record.