Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge made his regular appearance on WEEI, telling Glenn Ordway and Michael Holley that Shaquille O'Neal will play either Sunday against Detroit or Tuesday against Philadelphia.
"I was just with Shaq, we were just working out down in Waltham," Ainge said. "Shaq is either going to play Sunday or Tuesday."
Rivers told reporters this morning at shootaround that O'Neal's injuries went from being a regular season issue to being something that had the potential to "bleed into the playoffs."
"I think that Doc probably -- "bleed into the playoffs" -- I think is something different than he's not going to play until the playoffs," Ainge said. "But it looks like he's ready to go Sunday or Tuesday."