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Belichick has special message for Celtics before Game 6 vs. Heat

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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick ended his press conference following Sunday's Week 3 win over the Las Vegas Raiders with a special message for the Boston Celtics.

The Celtics trail 3-2 in their Eastern Conference Finals series versus the Miami Heat and face a must-win Game 6 on Sunday night.

"Just want to sign off, good luck to Brad (Stevens) the Celtics tonight. We'll be pulling for them," Belichick said.

Wait, was that a smile from Belichick at the end of that clip? Yes, yes it was.

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Celtics head coach Brad Stevens noted his appreciation for Belichick's comments when asked about them before Game 6.

Belichick spoke to the Celtics before Game 1 of their first round playoff series versus the Philadelphia 76ers, and he has developed a strong relationship with Stevens over the years.

Belichick no doubt will be hard at work Sunday night analyzing his team's performance against the Raiders and getting a start on preparation for Week 4. But you can bet he'll also be keeping tabs on the Celtics, just like Boston sports fans around the country.