Watch Sam Hauser’s Record-Setting Three-Point Shooting Night in Boston Celtics News

Boston Celtics’ wing Last night, Sam Hauser scored a career-high 10 three-pointers to help the team defeat the Washington Wizards for the fifth time in a row. To be fair, Washington hasn’t had a great season at all. With a record of 11-57, the Wiz had one of the poorest records in the league and NBA history. Boston crushed them on Sunday, 130-104. Watch his historic night below, courtesy of the NBA:

 

According to the tweet above from the league, Hauser became the first NBA player to ever reach that milestone in less than 23 minutes with his 10 made threes in just 22:49! With combo guard Derrick White out, Hauser received a rare start; nevertheless, head coach Joe Mazzulla chose to distribute White’s minutes among several players rather than having Hauser play 35 or more minutes. The 6’7″ Virginia product went a crazy 10-of-13 (76.9%) from three point land to score the aforementioned 30 points, finishing the game without having attempted a single three-point goal. In addition, he took down six boards, gave out one dime, and stole one.

 

Conversely, the NBA’s best record at the moment belongs to the Celtics. With just 15 games remaining in the Celtics’ season, Boston, at 53-14, is a massive 9.5 games ahead of the Milwaukee Bucks, at 44-24, for the top overall seed in the Eastern Conference. And a role player came through big time in a game that Boston really needed to win to prevent some sort of depressing “trap” loss to an East non-contender.

Regretfully, it seems that there was a price for all that firing. Tonight, on the second night of a back-to-back set of games, Boston will take on the Detroit Pistons, the second-worst team in the East and the NBA overall. However, Hauser won’t be there to help with it. This evening, the 26-year-old sprained his left ankle, according to the most recent NBA injury report.

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