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The Boston Celtics interim head coach Joe Mazzulla praised former Celtics guard Dennis Schroder, who’s starting for the Los Angeles Lakers as the two sides face for the first time since Boston traded him to the Houston Rockets in February.

The move helped change the Celtics’ season on their way to the NBA Finals, but Mazzulla said he loved Schroder as an assistant.

Mazzulla also discussed Robert Williams’ recovery, Jayson Tatum’s slump, and Blake Griffin’s preparing to start another game against a red-hot Anthony Davis: