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Shaquille O'Neal out for Game 2

Updated: April 18, 2011, 4:18 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

WALTHAM, Mass. -- As expected, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers ruled out injured center Shaquille O'Neal (right Achilles/calf) from Tuesday night's Game 2 against the New York Knicks.

"[Team physician] Dr. [Brian] McKeon came to me about an hour [before practice] and said, 'We're not even going to put him on the floor; we're not even going to try,'" said Rivers.

The team tried to put O'Neal through a simulated pregame workout Saturday, but he experienced immediate soreness ...

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