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Monday, December 3, 2012
Wilcox block highlights skeleton practice

By Chris Forsberg

Anthony Gruppuso/US PresswireCeltics forward/center Chris Wilcox said he's feeling better after battling a virus.
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Celtics forward/center Chris Wilcox, limited to 23 minutes of floor time over the past three games while battling an illness, highlighted Monday's skeleton session with a block near the end of practice.

"He got the big block at the end," said Celtics assistant Armond Hill, who was running the seven-player practice. "It was a huge block. You should ask him about that later."

It turns out the Celtics had some of the coaching staff on the floor to bump up numbers and while no one would divulge exactly what happened, Wilcox rejected an assistant (maybe Hill?) pretty emphatically.

"No, we can't count that," said Wilcox. "That was on one of the coaches. I mean, we can't count that. [Practice] was good though, because it was a chance for all of us to get in here, get in the gym, and get some extra work."

Wilcox did note he was feeling better after battling the illness, which he's been somewhat cryptic on previously.

"It was just a quick little virus I had, and it's gone now, so I'm good now," said Wilcox.

The Celtic have leaned on veteran Jason Collins as the first big off the bench the last two games while easing the workload on Wilcox. Both players got a chance for extra practice reps on Monday with veterans like Kevin Garnett taking the day off.

"It was good, because guys that come off the bench, we got a chance to kind of get things that we needed to fix fixed and we got a chance to go through some palys that we needed to work on," said Wilcox. "We had a good practice today."