Tuesday , Apr , 05 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Shaq misses game due to personal reasons

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – Miami Heat center Shaquille O’Neal missed
Tuesday’s game against the red-hot Chicago Bulls due to personal reasons.

O’Neal, who is in his first season with the Heat, has posted 23.0 points and
10.6 rebounds per game as Miami currently occupies the best record in the
Eastern Conference.

In fact, the Heat will garner the East’s top seed in the playoffs with a win
tonight.

The 33-year-old O’Neal, in his 13th NBA campaign, has career totals of 26.8
points and 12.0 boards per outing with Orlando, the Los Angeles Lakers and the
Heat. In addition, O’Neal has won three NBA titles where he was named the
Finals most valuable player each time and was also selected as the league’s
MVP in 1999-2000.

Michael Doleac started in O’Neal’s place.

MIA