Chris Wilcox heard the criticism and took it personally.

"All the talk is, 'We're getting killed on the boards,'?" Wilcox said after the Celtics' 102-96 win against the Milwaukee Bucks on Wednesday night. "So I'm just trying to do whatever I can to help my team win games."

Wilcox has done his part in the Celts' two wins since the All-Star break, averaging 6.0 points and 12.0 rebounds. The reserve big man sat back during the break and knew he'd need to hit the boards when the season resumed.