Thursday’s Mashup: Robert Kraft waves rally towel on jumbotron during Bruins’ Game 2 against Blues

Lucy Burdge
May 29, 2019 - 6:32 pm

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MLB: St. Louis at Philadelphia, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Milwaukee at Pittsburgh, 7 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Boston at NY Yankees, 7:05 p.m. (NESN, WEEI-FM 93.7)
NBA: Golden State at Toronto, 9 p.m. (ABC)


-- Robert Kraft was in the crowd at the TD Garden again on Wednesday night to cheer on the Bruins in Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final and the fans went wild when he waved a rally towel on the jumbotron.

He took in the game with Ernie Adams, Josh McDaniels and banner captain Bill Belichick.

Kraft also attended Game 1 on Monday.

-- The NBA says the league has spoken with Drake about his sideline interactions ahead of the Raptors’ trip to the NBA Finals.

Commissioner Adam Silver said “lines” were set during the conversation with the rapper and Raptors superfan.

"We appreciate how big a fan he is, and I know the Raptors do," Silver said of Drake. "He has the official designation 'ambassador' ... and he's a global star, so it's a huge deal that he's so engaged with the team and loves the NBA so much. Obviously, there's some lines that even ambassadors shouldn't cross."

Drake has been very active on the Raptors’ sideline, even giving coach Nick Nurse a mid-game shoulder massage.

"I think Drake understands as excited as he is and as appreciative we are of his support that there's got to be lines drawn,” Silver said. “Obviously, you don't want to end up touching a coach because a coach may not realize what's going on in the middle of the action. I think he has a better understanding now of where that line is.”

The Raptors make their first finals appearance in franchise history on Thursday.

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “It’s all about usage. We get a lot of information about these guys and where they are at. We have been using Barnes a lot the last few days. We get a chart before the game and know where they are at, guys we should stay away from and other guys we should use in a certain way. If it was only one out and an easy at bat, well we move on, but there were three hitters there and we felt fine the way Brasier has been throwing the ball lately. He’s been good and it just didn’t work out.” -- Alex Cora, to OMF, on the Red Sox bullpen on Tuesday night