"Chris Wilcox was outstanding," said coach John Kuester. "I thought the way Chris was so good was because of his ability to slash when people were posting up, getting offensive rebounds, showing his athleticism; something we needed and, hey, 27 points and 13 rebounds is pretty impressive."
MLive.com recently wrote about Wilcox's desire to leave Detroit with a good impression as he plays for a new contract next year:
"I just know these last games, I’ve got to go out and finish strong," he said. "I’ve got to go out and play hard and keep doing what I’m doing. Hopefully, I can leave a good impression on them when it is time for me to re-sign. I just want to be in a situation where I can grow and where I can help."
Unfortunately, with Detroit eliminated from playoff contention while the Pacers and Hornets have qualified for the postseason, Wilcox will now top the list of longest-tenured players without a playoff appearance.