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Coach: Shaq, Delonte West near return

Updated: March 4, 2011, 9:11 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- Celtics coach Doc Rivers said before Friday's game against the Golden State Warriors that Shaquille O'Neal (inflamed right Achilles) had lobbied to play this weekend, but Rivers suggested it's more likely that both O'Neal and guard Delonte West (sprained right ankle) will return to the lineup Wednesday against the Los Angeles Clippers.

"Delonte is day-to-day, but I doubt he'll play this weekend," said Rivers, who will take his troops to Milwaukee for a Sunday night battle ...

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