Boston Celtics: 5 Reasons Shaq's Return Won't End Celts' Recent Struggles

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Boston Celtics: 5 Reasons Shaq's Return Won't End Celts' Recent Struggles
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The Boston Celtics have lost three of their last four games. But many fans believe all will be well when Shaquille O'Neal returns to the lineup.  

The Celtics expect Shaq to return on Tuesday against the Philadelphia 76ers, but contrary to popular opinion, he won't immediately turn the Celtics around.  

Larger issues have prevented the Celtics from being the force they were earlier in the season. The Celtics have already dropped to the second seed in the East. And while it is unlikely they drop more than one more spot, they won't be the dominant force fans saw earlier in the season with or without Shaq.

Here's why.

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