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Shaq Scrimmages, Remains Doubtful for Game 2

 

A couple housekeeping items this afternoon, after Doc Rivers spoke to the media earlier today at the C’s shootaround prior to Game 2 tonight. As usual, it was a mixed bag on the C’s 39-year-old center, but the admission by Doc that O’Neal was able to make it through a full scrimmage provides something to build on. Here’s Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com on the scene:

On his progress and recovery: “He looked great [Monday], went through the whole practice,” said Rivers. “He was phenomenal, actually. … But by the end of practice, he was struggling walking, so we’ll see. I would say Game 3 is becoming likely. Game 2, we’re not sure yet, but I doubt it.” He can [run during the scrimmage], but it’s the after-effects of doing it,” Rivers said. “Just watching him walk on the bus, even this morning, the recovery time is just tough for him.”

On his potential impact in series: “Hell, if he told me today he can play, and [team trainer] Eddie [Lacerte] and them said he could play, I’d have no problem playing him,” Rivers said. “At the end of the day, unlike all of us, he’s big. You know what I mean? When we play him, he’s still going to be big. He’s still going to be bigger than anybody on the floor. And if that’s for two minutes or 40 minutes, you’re still big. Height matters.”

O’Neal’s soreness may make any potential decision to play tonight a moot point, and a Boston Herald report has Shaq confirming to a New York Daily News reporter that he won’t play tonight.  The time keeps ticking, but with a three-day break looming between Games 2 and 3, the return of O’Neal appears to be closer than ever.

  • Batman

    We need size
    Come back Shaq!

  • stephen

    No real reason to play Shaq tonight. We will need him at some point but not mandatory yet. If we go down 0-2 then roll the dice with him in game 3 even for limited minutes. Shaq really would not have been a difference maker in game 1. The C's came out lethargic, probably due to the long layoff, Rondo gets in to early foul trouble and plays what? 8-9 minutes in the first half. Plus we leave Jones open for a multitude of wide open 3's. There are simple adjustments to be made for game 2 and we will be fine. Besides, I'm not totally convinced that we are in a must win situation yet. I still think the Heat will struggle to win any of the 3 played in Boston. While the C's need to win 1 out of 4 in Miami. Totally doable.

  • MikeD

    Hate to say it, but this sounds like a guy whose career is essentially over. He makes it through a scrimmage and then has trouble walking? He is a 39 year old mammoth with a ton of miles on him. I expect he will give it a shot at some point, but there is always the possibility he will be one game and done.

  • James Patrick

    I hate to do this as much of a Shaq fan as I am, but based off what Doc said, is anyone starting to question Shaq's toughness? Sounds like it's coming down to Shaq giving the go ahead. Still, would rather sit him if it means playing him every game in the Finals.

    • MikeD

      Absolutely not a question of his toughness. When you are 7 foot 300+ pounds and have played over 40,000 minutes at the pro level and well over 1,000 games, your body starts to break down

  • I_Love_Green

    Come on Shaq, we need you!

  • johnschaffer

    why even waste the ink or time on a wasted old usless man he needs t be bought out and go where rasheed is at , so sick of the wasted ink on shaq ,get rid of him

    • Batman

      I bet you loved him when we went on that 14 game win streak……never did that with Rasheed did we?

    • MikeD

      dude they gave him the veterans minimum. It was a NO risk, high reward situation. Know what you are talking about before you mouth off like that.

    • MikeD

      Darko Milicic made 4 times what Shaq made this year. You still think thats a waste? I can't stand fans who say stuff without having a clue what they are talking about.

      • Batman

        Well Darko isn't a good example, his contract is far above mark value,. David KAAAAAAH just likes trolling the NBA

        • MikeD

          Haha I know, but I was just making the point that there are a lot of bad contracts in the NBA, and Shaq is not even close to one of them.

  • aaron

    let's see, 5 minutes maybe 2 boards, 4 points, two hard fouls, a block, slow the game down, make Miami adjust by having to play big not small and fast like they did well in game 1, win a game on the road, get three days off to "recover", I don't know.
    At least dress him up and if the big old MFer wants to play put him in, it could be his last chance to go at it, balls out.
    And seriously, unless its a blowout, and it won't be, is Murphy really gonna play?

    • MikeD

      It doesn't seem like Murphy will play. It appears he was an insurance plan incase JO couldn't get healthy or gets injured again.

  • aaron

    oh yea, so why do I NOW feel like rooting for Tony Allen?

  • aaron

    kinda feel bad for arroyo, he's up against the team that cut him to pick up Bibby, who's former team beat the Magic and won the first game against the Bulls.
    i bet carlos would love to play 5 minutes and just go on a spree.

  • Guest

    Come on, Shaq! It's your last shot at a ring. Play through the pain, give this your all. Maybe not so much now but the more deeper the C's get into the playoffs. I wouldn't mind fucking up my body for a shot at a championship.

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