Wednesday for Game 3 of the series, and the Celtics had the option to shield their home turf. Beating the meeting Golden State Warriors with a last score of 116-100, Boston took a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series. After the game, the group got a few uplifting statements from a man used to seeing title level exhibitions yet in an alternate game. New England Patriots proprietor Robert Kraft was welcomed into the storage space by Celtics lead trainer Ime Udoka, and held a concise discourse before the players. "I've been watching the Celtics since I've been a youngster, and that is a couple of years prior," Kraft said. "Back with Bill Russell and Bob Cousy and [Bill] Sharman and [Jim] Loscutoff, and I adored the groups straight up through [Larry] Bird. Yet, seeing this, you folks have something particularly amazing here." Kraft was one of a few group related with the Patriots going to Wednesday's down, despite the fact that he seemed to assume the most dynamic part among them.