Sunday , Apr , 24 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Shaq is back for Game 1

Miami, FL (Sports Network) – The Miami Heat had center Shaquille O’Neal in the
starting lineup Sunday for their Eastern Conference playoff game against the
New Jersey Nets.

O’Neal missed the final two games of the regular season with a bruised right
thigh. The top-seeded Heat won their final three games of the season anyway,
securing a franchise-record 59 victories.

In his first season with Miami, the 1999-00 league MVP averaged 22.9 points
and 10.4 rebounds with 171 blocked shots.