Shaq To Miss Tonight’s Game At Charlotte

Shaq to miss 2nd straight game for Celtics

      CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) – Shaquille O'Neal will miss his second
straight game as the Boston Celtics remain cautious with the big
man's sore right calf.
      Coach Doc Rivers announced at shootaround before Saturday's game
against Charlotte that O'Neal would sit out. O'Neal said he was
willing to take pain medication and play, but agreed with the
decision to rest.
      O'Neal says he'll “take these next couple days off and try to
get it right.” The 38-year-old added that Rivers “does a great
job managing the old, antique cars.”
      O'Neal's absence leaves the Celtics limited in the middle with
Kendrick Perkins out until February following knee surgery and
Jermaine O'Neal sidelined with a sore left knee.
      Semih Erden started at center in Thursday's win over
Philadelphia.
      
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