Video: Celtics’ Carsen Edwards does his best Stephen Curry impression with 8 3-pointers in a quarter
Boston Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards lit the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on fire with a scorching third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The point guard buried eight 3-pointers in the period in a tantalizing performance that saw him net 26 points and go 8-of-11 from beyond the arc, a feat only the likes of Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson have been able to pull off in a game.
Albeit preseason, Edwards wasn’t hesitant to let if fly with starter Kemba Walker having the night off, leading the way with 30 points on a scorching 10-of-16 from the floor and 9-of-15 from deep. Take a look:
Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards dropped 26 points… in the 3rd quarter 😳
— Dime (@DimeUPROXX) October 16, 2019
The Purdue product canned all of his eight trifectas in the span of six minutes, wowing teammates and coaches alike.
“I’ve never seen anything like that,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters after the game, according to ESPN. “He was pretty special.”
The 6-foot rookie isn’t expected to draw major minutes this season, but the second-rounder could be inching his way toward some backup minutes after putting out a flamethrower-like shooting display on Tuesday night.
“You look at a guy that size and you try to figure out how he does it,” Stevens said. “And he just keeps doing it.”
Only Kevin Love, Joe Johnson, and Michael Redd have drained eight 3-pointers in a quarter during a regular-season game, and while this performance will be likely a wash — it’s one that could help Edwards lock up a spot in Stevens’ rotation, which will only bode well for the rookie’s start to his NBA career.