O'Neal's great-grandmother dies

Updated: December 10, 2008, 2:04 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O'Neal will miss tonight's game against the Los Angeles Lakers after the death of his 92-year-old great-grandmother.

Cillar O'Neal died this week. Funeral services are in New Jersey.

O'Neal will be replaced by rookie Robin Lopez at center for the nationally televised game (10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN).

O'Neal said he hopes to return in time for Friday night's home game against Orlando.

O'Neal scored 35 points, grabbed eight rebounds, and ...

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