Tonight marks Game 3 of the NBA Finals and the first game of the series to be held in Boston. Both teams have been preparing themselves on the court, but it seems the Golden State Warriors were preparing themselves off the court as well.

In a Twitter video shared by the team before they left for the East Coast, several members were trying to pronounce the local city and towns names in the Bay State.


Worcester and Leicester are classic screwed-up city names for sure, but honestly, we think they missed a few that may have been more fun to see the team suffer through.

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Where was Mattapoisett? How about Leominster? Or Assonet? I mess that one up all the time.

Seriously, these guys were pretty good sports to try out Massachusetts town names, though I don't think the same fun could be had if Celtics players were pronouncing California town names.

The video has been a hit with Warrior fans, having been shared nearly 1,000 times on Twitter so far.

We certainly appreciate the effort, but we're still 100% hoping for the team to lose tonight.

Oldest SouthCoast Cities and Towns

There is a lot of history here on the SouthCoast -- from the native population growing over thousands of years, to the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock to the centuries-old whaling industry in New Bedford. SouthCoast cities and towns have been around since before America became an independent nation. But exactly which town in our corner of the world was settled first? We're listing our local places from newest to oldest. And the last city may surprise you.