With his team only two days away from beginning the playoffs, Shaquille O’Neal again missed practice. Doc Rivers said Shaq, who is nursing foot and calf injuries and has played only five minutes since February 1, should practice tomorrow. Though Rivers would not rule out Shaq playing in Game One, he admitted the Celtics coaching staff has two game plans; one with Shaq, and one without.
In more positive news, Delonte West participated in the team’s session. During the brief period of practice the media was allowed to see, West reportedly moved well.
One non-injury note of interest: Rivers cut the team’s playbook in half, hoping his team would execute more sharply with fewer sets to remember.