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Saturday, May 7, 2011
Shootaround: Shaq goes through walkthrough

By Greg Payne


WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal went through the team's walkthrough Saturday morning at the Sports Authority Training Center at HealthPoint, which leaves him on target to participate in Game 3 of an Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat.

O'Neal did not address reporters, but all indications are that he will come off the bench and participate in his first game action since April 3. O'Neal, hindered by right calf and Achilles injuries, has played a mere 5 minutes since Feb. 1.

Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo addressed reporters and stressed that he remains confident in the face of an 0-2 hole.

"Yeah, of course," said Rondo. "If I didn't we'd be planning vacations right now. I don't have any plans."