Boston Celtics

Oct 15, 2019; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Celtics guard Carsen Edwards (4) shoots a three-point basket in the third quarter against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse. (David Richard/USA TODAY Sports)

By Ty Anderson,

The Celtics may have found a keeper in 2019 second-round draft pick Carsen Edwards.

In Cleveland for the Green’s preseason finale on Tuesday night, it was the 21-year-old Edwards who put on an absolute show in the third quarter, knocking down a Celtics record eight three-pointers in the third quarter alone.

Some numbers of note when it comes to this ridiculous run for Edwards? He dropped his first four three-pointers in a row, and did it in a span of just 88 seconds. In fact, he did almost all of his damage in just five minutes. Edwards also made all but three of his 11 attempts from deep in the quarter, and finished with a ridiculous 26 points in just 8:46 of third-quarter action.

“I think [Edwards] lives on heat check,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the victory, which gave Boston a 4-0 record in preseason play. “He should. He’s a good shooter. I don’t know if I’ve ever seen anything like that. Those were deep, hard 3s. How many? Eight in 5:06? I’ve never seen anything like that.”

In other words: There’s heaters, and then there’s what Edwards did.

Ty Anderson is a writer and columnist for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Yell at him on Twitter: @_TyAnderson.

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