When it rains it pours for the Celtics.
Just moments after center Jermaine O'Neal left Monday's game against the Dallas Mavericks with a strained left wrist, forward Chris Wilcox departed with an adductor injury and will also not return. The Celtics were already playing without big men Kevin Garnett (personal matter) and Brandon Bass (knee), leaving little depth up front beyond rookies Greg Stiemsma and JaJuan Johnson.
Boston countered the lack of frontcourt depth by going with small-ball lineups while trying to claw their way back from a double-digit deficit against the Mavericks. For an ailing Boston team, the All-Star break can't come soon enough.