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Shaq Out For Game 2 Against Knicks

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Shaquille O'Neal #36 and Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics sit on the bench and talk against the New York Knicks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 17, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

Shaquille O’Neal #36 and Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics sit on the bench and talk against the New York Knicks in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals in the 2011 NBA Playoffs on April 17, 2011 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

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WALTHAM (CBS) – Shaquille O’Neal will not play in Game Two of the Celtics playoffs series against the New York Knicks, Doc Rivers said on Monday.

O”Neal practiced with the team last Thursday, but was ruled out for Sunday’s 87-85 Game One win after missing practice on Friday and Saturday.

Team doctors would not put a timetable on Shaq’s return.

O’Neal, out since April 3 with a calf sprain, averaged 9.2 points and 4.8 rebounds in 37 games for Boston.

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