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Ric Bucher, NBA analyst and sideline reporter, tweeted the following during last night's game on O'Neal.
Jeremaine O'Neal right knee sprain, won't return X-rays negativeBucher, later updated O'Neal's status.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) May 2, 2014
J O'Neal: "Short of God returning for the Rapture, I'm going to play on Saturday." Later added: or if MRI Friday shows ACL tear.O'Neal said after the game that he is hopeful to play in Game 7 and doesn't think he tore his ACL or MCL. His knee went backwards and not sideways, so there is a relatively good chance that he didn't suffer a tear. The outcome of the MRI will determine his fate for tonight's game.
— Ric Bucher (@RicBucher) May 2, 2014
O'Neal is an 18-year veteran who has played for the Trail Blazers, Pacers, Heat, Raptors, Celtics, Suns and Warriors. He averaged 7.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 44 games this season. This post season, O'Neal is averaging seven points and four rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game.
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