Doc Rivers Rules Shaq Out For Game 4

by April 24, 2011
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With the series pretty much at hand, Celtics coach Doc Rivers wants his team to remain as healthy as possible as it looks to move into the second round. ย Which means, of course, that the Big Fella will be sitting until further notice. Via ESPN Boston: “Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers ruled Shaquille O’Neal out for Sunday’s Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Knicks, noting the 39-year-old center simply is not ready for game action.ย O’Neal was present at Madison Square Garden on Saturday as the Celtics engaged in a walk-through after watching film at the team hotel. ‘He’s not playing [Sunday],’ said Rivers. ‘We didn’t do anything to see honestly. We didn’t practice, we just walked through. I’m not going to put him out on the floor.’