The NBA record for most three-pointers in a quarter belongs to Klay Thompson, who got white-hot and hit nine in the third quarter against Sacramento back in January of 2015.
Celtics’ rookie Carsen Edwards almost equaled that on Tuesday — he drained eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points in the third, helping lead Boston to a 118-95 win against the Cleveland this preseason.
Edwards is a second-round pick from Purdue that Boston liked enough to sign to a fully-guaranteed rookie three-year contract. Tuesday night he got hot to start the second half and went 8-of-11 from behind the arc in the third, actually in just under nine minutes of playing time. Edwards finished the game 9-of-15 from three with 30 points.
Edwards is going to be one of the guys getting minutes behind Kemba Walker at the point this season, and this is a good way to show Brad Stevens he can trust you.