Shaq to play in Game 1 of the playoffs

Boston Globe
"We're planning as of right now of him practicing Thursday or Friday and being ready to play for Game 1 of the playoffs," Ainge said. "I have every confidence that he will be ready and play in the playoffs."

When asked if O'Neal could get some court time against the Knicks Wednesday, he said: "Probably not."

Finally some good news at the center position. Jermaine had a nice game tonight with 15 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks and now we hear that the O'Neal brothers should both be in uniform for Game 1 versus the Knicks. That's step 1. Step 2 is now avoiding any more setbacks/injuries.