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Shaquille O'Neal return 'very close'

Updated: May 1, 2011, 6:28 PM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

MIAMI -- Boston Celtics center Shaquille O'Neal sat out Sunday's Game 1 of the team's Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat, but coach Doc Rivers suggested the 39-year-old center should be back on the floor in the next game or two.

"He's getting very close," Rivers said before the Celtics lost 99-90. "Honestly, we had to actually make a decision today, so that's better than what we've had to do in the past. He's getting close. Maybe next game. If not, I would ...

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