Sam Hauser Sets NBA Record with 10 Three-Pointers in Less Than 23 Minutes

Boston Celtics forward Sam Hauser made NBA history by becoming the first player to make at least 10 3-pointers in less than 23 minutes during a game against the Washington Wizards.

‣ Hauser’s performance was praised by Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla for his confidence and ability to get shots within the flow of the team’s execution, highlighting Hauser as a significant asset for the team.

‣ Despite Hauser’s historic performance, he fell one 3-pointer short of breaking the Boston Celtics’ record for most 3-pointers made in a single game, a record currently held by Marcus Smart with 11 3s.


In a stunning Sunday night game, Sam Hauser of the Boston Celtics did something no one in NBA history has ever done. He sank at least 10 3-pointers in less than 23 minutes. Wow, right?

This was only his 16th time starting a game. Yet, the third-year wing scored a whopping 30 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out an assist, and even snagged a steal. All in just 22 minutes on the clock.

His shooting was off the charts—10-of-13 from beyond the arc. That’s a jaw-dropping 76.9% accuracy. Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla couldn’t hide his admiration. “I loved his confidence, his aggressiveness,” Mazzulla gushed. He praised how the team played to Hauser’s strengths, allowing him to shine.

Betting sites are buzzing, with the Celtics pegged as championship favorites. Yet, the Denver Nuggets and Milwaukee Bucks are still in the hunt, showing strong odds.

Hauser’s performance was scorching, marking the Celtics’ fifth straight win against the Wizards. His stat line? Impressive: 30 points, six rebounds, and 10 3PM in just 23 minutes. It’s a historic feat that left fans and the NBA world in awe.

But then, a twist. Hauser sprained his left ankle midway through the third quarter. The crowd at Capital One Arena gave him a standing ovation as he limped off to the locker room. Sadly, he couldn’t return to the game.

Postgame, Hauser was MIA. Despite this, he’s only missed one game this season. Coach Mazzulla seemed in the dark about the severity of the injury but mentioned precautionary X-rays were taken.

Hauser was on fire, nearly making Celtics history before his injury. He fell just one 3-pointer short of tying Marcus Smart’s record for most 3s in a game for Boston. Smart’s record? Eleven 3s against the Suns in 2020.

Smart had surpassed Isaiah Thomas and Antoine Walker, who both held the previous record with nine 3-pointers. It’s a testament to the evolving game and the sharpshooters who light it up from deep.

Klay Thompson still holds the NBA’s single-game record with 14 made 3s. That night in Chicago, Thompson was unstoppable, shooting 14-of-24 from 3-point land. Celtics center Al Horford noted, “Us shooters, we know those records… We were pulling for Sam.”

So far this season, Hauser’s been on fire, posting career highs across the board. In 66 games, with eight starts, he’s averaging 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, and over 21 minutes per game. His shooting? Stellar. 45.9% from the floor, 43.2% from 3-point range, and an 88.2% success rate at the foul line. It’s been quite the season for Hauser, injury notwithstanding.

James Shotwell
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