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Shaq out for Game 2 of Celtcs vs. Knicks series

Apr 18, 2011, 3:50 PM EDT

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This isn’t a shock — the Celtics said he was out “indefinitely” and that usually means more than one game — but we thought we’d pass along the news:

Shaquille O’Neal did not practice with the Celtics Monday and it out for sure for Tuesday’s Game 2, according to a tweet from A. Sherrod Blakely of CSN New England.

Boston won Game 1 on a dramatic Ray Allen three, and they got the best game they have this season out of Jermaine O’Neal in the paint. That’s not something Boston can count on nightly.

What they’ve got will work this series, but the Celtics need Shaq back because if (or really when, sorry Knicks fans) they advance, the Celtics are going to have a tougher time moving on without their best big man.

  1. sportsinhd - Apr 18, 2011 at 6:25 PM

    Jermaine O’Neal has been fairly solid the last few weeks since his latest comeback. He’s not putting up flashy numbers, but his shooting has been good, and getting ten points in twenty minutes is nothing to sneeze at. J O’Neal should be good enough to get the Celtics past the Knicks, but they need Shaq the rest of the way.

  2. andyhr17 - Apr 18, 2011 at 8:39 PM

    Shaq has a very limited amount of mileage left. Why waste him in this series. His real value would be against a team like the Heat or the Bulls.

  3. zrbk - Apr 18, 2011 at 9:01 PM

    Jermaine played a critical role in last night’s victory. He kept the Celtics alive when everything was kind of ugly. However, nobody will be lucky every single night. They need two O’Neal’s if they want Banner 18.

  4. fouldwimmerlaik - Apr 19, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    They shouldn’t have traded Perkins in the first place.

    But hey, it’s Ainge’s call. Not mine.

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