Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal is expected to play against Miami in the Eastern Conference playoff semifinal series, according to coach Doc Rivers.
O’Neal’s status for the opening game Sunday has not been determined, though.
“There’s no decision made, or anything,” Rivers said before practice Friday.
“I’m more confident now that he will play in the series. I don’t know when, maybe (Game) 1 maybe (Game) 2 but I do think he’ll play.”