And the Celtics only had 10 bodies available at practice today. Marquis and Jermaine O'Neal were obviously absent, along with Shaq and Paul Pierce. The Captain has apparently come down with a cold, but he will be suited up tomorrow night.
In happier news, today marked the return of Delonte West to full contact practice. He pleaded with Doc to allow him to return Thursday, instead of after the All Star break. The coaching staff apparently shot this idea down... But they were also opposed to letting Perk return early... Up until the day that he did. As we've seen, anything can happen, but I doubt Delonte plays tomorrow. One full contact practice is cutting it a little short, even considering the shortage of available players the Celtics are dealing with now.