Tuesday , Dec , 21 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Shaq expected to miss Tuesday’s game

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal is expected to
miss Tuesday’s game against the Boston Celtics with a calf injury.

The All-Star was injured in Sunday’s win over Orlando and Michael Doleac will
likely start in O’Neal’s place.

O’Neal is averaging 20.9 points and 11 rebounds this season for the Heat, who
have the best record in the Eastern Conference. It wasn’t immediately known
how long O’Neal would be out, or if he would return for the much-hyped
Christmas Day matchup against Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Miami (19-7) has currently won eight straight games.