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Shaq officially out for Game 1

Posted by Gary Dzen, Boston.com Staff  May 1, 2011 02:37 PM

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MIAMI -- Drum roll, please.

Shaquille O'Neal won't play in Game 1 this afternoon vs. Miami, according to Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Rivers said the team "actually had to make a decision" on O'Neal for today's game. The coach said that O'Neal could play Tuesday in Game 2 and that he was likely to play in Game 3 in Boston on Saturday. O'Neal walked through the Celtics locker room just now in a T-shirt and uniform shorts.

"Maybe next game," said Rivers. "If not I would say for sure Game 3 ... He's trying to get there, but we'll just wait."

Sasha Pavlovic and Avery Brady join O'Neal on today's inactive list. Carlos Arroyo is active.

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