Shaquille O’Neal Ruled Out for Game 2

The Boston Celtics will have to continue to battle without the big man. From ESPN Boston: “As expected, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers ruled out injured center Shaquille O’Neal (right Achilles/calf) from Tuesday night’s Game 2 against the New York Knicks. ‘[Team physician] Dr. [Brian] McKeon came to me about an hour [before practice] and said, ‘We’re not even going to put him on the floor; we’re not even going to try,’ said Rivers. The team tried to put O’Neal through a simulated pregame workout Saturday, but he experienced immediate soreness before being ruled out for Game 1. While there’s no exact timeline for O’Neal’s return, Rivers wouldn’t go so far as to rule him out for the duration of the first-round series.”