Celtics

Watch Carsen Edwards throw down huge dunk on James Harden in Celtics scrimmage

Celtics

Boston Celtics guard Carsen Edwards added to his rookie highlight reel with an amazing dunk in Tuesday night's scrimmage against the Houston Rockets.

Early in the third quarter, Edwards drove past Rockets guard Russell Westbrook toward the basket and threw down a thunderous slam over Rockets guard James Harden.

Download the MyTeams app for the latest Celtics news and analysis

Dunking between two former NBA MVP winners is a pretty impressive feat. Check out the play in the video below:

Here's another angle: 

Edwards is best known for his outside shooting, but clearly, he has the ability to rise up and throw it down, too. 

"I’ve got to be honest, I think we were down 20 at the time so I didn’t really react either," Celtics coach Brad Stevens said when asked about Edwards' dunk. "I know Carsen was pretty excited but I was thinking more about us running back. But I do think that’s the benefit of a night like tonight is Carsen and Romeo [Langford] and Grant [Williams], Tremont [Waters], Javonte [Green], we had a good six or seven rookies playing tonight which -- six or seven rookies is a lot of rookies on one team — but for them to all get the chance to play extended minutes against players of this caliber and a team of that caliber, I thought was a positive, even though we didn’t do everything well."

 

The Celtics' first seeding game from the Orlando bubble is Friday night against the Eastern Conference-leading Milwaukee Bucks.

Don't miss NBC Sports Boston's coverage of Celtics-Bucks, which begins Friday at 5:30 p.m. with Celtics Pregame Live followed by tip-off at 6:30 p.m. You can also stream on the MyTeams App.