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Shaq: I'll put up big numbers until I'm 40

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06:19 AM ET 03.17 | Away from the locker room but in Oracle Arena's underbelly, Shaquille O'Neal worked out Sunday . . . before the game. He said he did 200 sit-ups and 200 push-ups in a concrete corner, an area more suited for 200 crates. That does not even count the times the Suns center bench-pressed strength-and-conditioning coach Erik Phillips in the locker room before scoring 26 points in a 154-130 win at Golden State. O'Neal is doing more off and on the court than expected of the NBA's fifth-oldest player. He comes to US Airways Center on off-nights for workouts or free-throw practice and has joined Jared Dudley on "the (Steve) Nash diet - no meat, no sugar, no starch, no soda, no nothing." "I'm feeling good," he said. "I'm in shape." Even in the season's fastest game Sunday, O'Neal found chances to make 11 of 13 shots in 24 minutes, including an alley-oop slam that energized him to try a transition dribble drive two plays later. "I'm going to be putting up big numbers until I'm 40," O'Neal, 37, said.

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