Game 3 was a painful loss for the Boston Celtics, as this playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers has shown the C's how much they must improve. It didn't help that Kevin Love -- the Celtic that could have been -- had his series-high with 23 points in Cleveland's 105-93 win.

But perhaps that's a part of the reason why the Celtics pushed for the playoffs. Perhaps, they're advertising the squad for free agents. And conveniently, they're playing against one of the highest profile free agents in Love, who may be interested in a move to Boston.

The Boston Globe's Kevin Paul Dupont has heard indicators that it's possible:

"Boston is really the place he wants to be," Dupont writes. "We all know it. I bet he knows it, which just might be why, according to one insider, he spent a couple of off days here when the Cavaliers’ schedule allowed for some R&R at the end of the regular season."

Dupont later admitted that "no one knows what Love will do upon reaching free agency at season’s end." His column, however, is a call to arms for Celtics fans to show Love some love during the remainder of the series in the event he is interested in Boston.

As Love goes wildly under-appreciated on a Cavs' squad that features scorers like LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, Dupont urges Celtics fans to cheer for Love so that he might understand what he'd mean to the city which desperately needs a player of his caliber.