Shaq To Miss 3rd Straight Playoff Game

      Shaquille O'Neal will miss his third
straight playoff game for the Boston Celtics with a right calf
injury when they meet the New York Knicks on Friday night.
      Coach Doc Rivers made the announcement Wednesday. He says he
doesn't know if O'Neal will travel to New York but, if he does,
he'll probably play in Sunday's fourth game.The Celtics won the
first two games in Boston with go-ahead baskets in the final
      The calf injury sidelined O'Neal for the last six regular-season
games. He had missed 27 straight games with a sore right leg before
hurting the calf in his first game back. Rivers says O'Neal has
made progress recently.
      He says he anticipates that O'Neal will play at some point in
the postseason.
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