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    Carsen Edwards nails eight triples in third period as Celtics rip Cavs

    Oct 16, 2019

    FROM Larry Bird to Ray Allen, the Boston Celtics have suited up some of the best perimeter shooters in NBA history.

    None of them ever had a hotter hand from behind the arc in a quarter than rookie Carsen Edwards on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).

    Edwards made eight 3-pointers and scored 26 points in the third period, leading the Celtics to a 118-95 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers to complete an unbeaten preseason.

    The Philadelphia 76ers also are 4-0, though their success isn't surprising because they're expected to be one of the best teams in the league.

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    Edwards' performance was a surprise, because there have been few like it in any game, no matter whether it counted in standings.

    The second-round pick from Purdue was 8 for 11 behind the arc in the third quarter, all in just under nine minutes.

    Bird has raved about some of Klay Thompson's shooting performances, and the Golden State All-Star is the only player who ever made more 3s in one quarter. He hit nine during his 37-point third quarter — also a record — against Sacramento on Jan. 23, 2015.

    Edwards finished 9 of 15 from 3-point range and scored 30 points.

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    Tremont Waters added 24 points, matching Edwards from the field at 10-of-16 shooting, and seven assists while Boston rested most of its regulars.

    Collin Sexton led the Cleveland (1-3) starters with 20 points. Darius Garland, the No. 5 overall pick in June, added 16.

    Fil-Am guard Jordan Clarkson scored 15 points on 5 of 8 shooting, including 4 for 6 from the three-point line.

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