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Carsen Edwards' 3-point barrage for Celtics catches Dwyane Wade's eye

Carsen Edwards' 3-point barrage for Celtics catches Dwyane Wade's eye

How does one earn the praise of an NBA legend during a meaningless preseason game?

By hitting eight 3-pointers in one quarter, of course.

Boston Celtics rookie Carsen Edwards accomplished that mission Tuesday night in Cleveland by pouring in eight triples in the third quarter -- seven of which came in a span of less than five minutes -- to finish with 30 points.

And guess who took notice? Recently-retired superstar Dwyane Wade, who urged his 8.3 million Twitter followers not to sleep on the young point guard.

Wade, who spent one season with the Cavs, also shouted out Cleveland rookies Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr. later in the game. But he clearly was impressed by Edwards, a second-round pick who's garnered considerable hype from his NBA contemporaries.

The 6-foot-1 guard also has a fan in former Celtics guard Nate Robinson, who commented, "My favorite guard in the league" on the NBA's Instagram post of Edwards' highlights.

Looks like it's getting harder to sleep on Edwards, especially if he continues to get buckets when the regular season begins.

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How Tremont Waters, Vincent Poirier fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Wisconsin Herd

How Tremont Waters, Vincent Poirier fared for Maine Red Claws vs. Wisconsin Herd

Tacko Fall (knee) remains out for the Maine Red Claws, and Romeo Langford suffered another ankle injury, so that put Tremont Waters and Vincent Poirier in the spotlight on Thursday.

Waters has been sensational to begin his tenure in Maine. So good, in fact, that he earned NBA G League Player of the Month honors for November. 

For Poirier, Thursday night marked his first game playing alongside Waters with the Red Claws.

Here's how the two Celtics rookies performed in the 123-118 loss:

TREMONT WATERS

Waters filled the stat sheet again with a double-double as he notched 13 points (5-for-15 shooting) and 10 assists. The Celtics' No. 51 overall pick in this year's NBA Draft knocked down 3 of his 9 3-point attempts.

VINCENT POIRIER

Poirier made an instant impact in his first game in a Red Claws uniform. The Frenchman contributed 14 points while going 6-for-9 from the field and bringing down nine boards.

Next, the Red Claws will take on the Delaware Blue Coats on Saturday at 7 p.m. ET. You can tune in to that matchup right here on NBC Sports Boston.

Don’t miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Kings, which tips off today at 3 p.m. ET with Celtics Pregame Live, and then Mike & Scal have the call of the game at 3:30 p.m. You can also stream the game through the MyTeams App.

Why Grant Williams gave out candles to Celtics staff and teammates

Why Grant Williams gave out candles to Celtics staff and teammates

Last month, Grant Williams' generosity was on display when he provided the Boston Celtics staff with a special gift.

The C's rookie gave out candles to media members, teammates, and employees throughout the organization to show his appreciation for their work. He also took to Twitter to express his gratitude.

Williams talked to NBC Sports Boston's Kyle Draper on Celtics Post Up about why he chose candles as the gift for his kind gesture.

"Candles, for me, they always put me in a great mood," Williams said. "They're relaxing. They can change your emotion after a long day. I think it's a small token of just showing appreciation and allows especially during the holidays to be able to go home and just have something where you say 'I feel appreciated.'"

A simple yet thoughtful explanation from the 21-year-old.

Williams has been impressive on the court as well as off of it this season. Of course, his 3-point shooting remains an area he'd like to improve. Especially if it means changing some of the nicknames he's been given by his Celtics teammates.

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