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Doc Rivers rules Shaquille O'Neal out

Updated: April 24, 2011, 3:02 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers ruled Shaquille O'Neal out for Sunday's Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals against the New York Knicks, noting the 39-year-old center simply is not ready for game action.

O'Neal was present at Madison Square Garden on Saturday as the Celtics engaged in a walk-through after watching film at the team hotel.

"He's not playing [Sunday]," said Rivers. "We didn't do anything to see honestly. We didn't practice, we just walked through. ...

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