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Shaq to miss Jazz

Los Angeles Lakers center Shaquille O'Neal, still bothered by an abdominal strain, will miss Friday night's season opener against Utah.

O'Neal has been receiving physical therapy and anti-inflammatory medication and will be re-evaluated by Dr. Steve Lombardo next Monday, team spokesman John Black said Tuesday.O'Neal strained his abdominal muscle Oct. 3 in the first day of preseason drills and aggravated it in an exhibition game.