Celtics Practice Without Knowing Next Opponent, Shaq May Practice Saturday

The Boston Celtics are trying to improve their own
game while waiting to find out who they'll face next in the
playoffs.
      They practiced Wednesday for the first time since completing a
four-game sweep of the New York Knicks in the opening round on
Sunday. Their next opponent will be the winner of the
Miami-Philadelphia series. The Heat will take a 3-1 lead over the
76ers into Wednesday night's Game 5 in Miami.
      Celtics coach Doc Rivers said the long break between games
allows him to run practices similar to training camp, when he's not
preparing for a particular opponent.
      He said center Shaquille O'Neal won't practice until Saturday at
the earliest. Right leg problems have limited him to 5 minutes, 29
seconds of playing time since Feb. 1.
      
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