Shaquille O’Neal will miss the Boston Celtics’ playoff opener

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Shaquille O’Neal will miss the Boston Celtics’ playoff opener against the New York Knicks on Sunday night with a right calf injury.

General manager Danny Ainge made the announcement during practice Saturday and said “we don’t know when he’ll be ready.” Game 2 of the best-of-seven Eastern Conference series is in Boston on Tuesday night

O’Neal received therapy before the practice then ran briefly before stopping because of the pain.

He had missed 27 games with a sore right leg then returned on April 4 against Detroit. But he lasted just 5 minutes, 29 seconds, scoring six points, before leaving again with the calf problem and has sat out the last six games. Team physician Dr. Brian McKeon said the injuries are related   Read More >>>

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