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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Shaq sits out practice

By Chris Forsberg

A couple quick updates after the Celtics concluded their Tuesday morning practice session:

* Shaquille O'Neal (calf) did not participate in the session and spent most of his morning in the weight room. He remains questionable for Wednesday's game against the Knicks. O'Neal has missed the last two games due to lingering soreness from a collision with Amare Stoudemire the first time the Celtics and Knicks met in Boston this season in late October.

* Jermaine O'Neal (knee) did not practice with the full team and likewise spent his morning in the weight room. It appears he's still not cleared for group activities and remains working out on his own. Jermaine O'Neal has missed 15 games with lingering left knee soreness and resumed individual on-court workouts last week hoping to get back to full-team activities this week.

* Boston's healthy 11 (excluding the O'Neals, Delonte West, and Kendrick Perkins) all participated in Tuesday's session and should be on the floor Wednesday in New York. Both Paul Pierce and Glen Davis talked to the media Tuesday and appeared over their bouts with the flu.