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Shaq Having Little Impact Against the Celtics

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Logic would dictate that it should be impossible to make a 7-foot-1, 325-pound man disappear, especially if he’s standing on the floor of a packed basketball arena.

But the impossible has been quite possible during the playoffs, as Cavaliers center Shaquille O’Neal –- the big fella himself -– has all but disappeared from Cleveland’s second-round playoff series against Boston.

O’Neal has looked more like a 38-year-old player nearing the end of his career than the dynamic game-changer of championship playoff runs of the past.

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