Shaq May Play Thursday Against The Heat

Shaq might play for Celtics in Miami

By TIM REYNOLDS
AP Sports Writer
      MIAMI (AP) – Shaquille O'Neal has returned to practice with the
Boston Celtics after missing five games with a bruised right knee.
      O'Neal says he still has some pain, particularly just below the
knee, but might return when the Celtics face the Miami Heat on
Thursday night. He's averaging 8.7 points and 5.3 rebounds this
season in limited action.
      O'Neal says he's “feeling better.” He wore a leg sleeve and
knee pads to protect himself from further problems Wednesday.
      Celtics coach Doc Rivers says he hasn't decided whether
Shaquille O'Neal or Jermaine O'Neal, who has pain in his left knee,
will play Thursday.
      Says Rivers: “Likely neither … maybe both … who knows?”
      
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