Postgame Live: The postmortems


Postgame Live: The postmortems

Is the Celtics' loss to the Miami Heat the end of an era? Or can they come back and compete for a championship again next year?

On a special edition of Celtics' Postgame Live, the panel of Gary Tanguay, Donny Marshall, Cedric Maxwell and Tommy Heinsohn discussed the team's future. And the team's current status was also analyzed on SportsNet Central and Sports Tonight.

Watch the videos:

Maxwell: Celtics 'not as athletic as some of the teams they're playing'

What are the chances the Celtics get Dwight Howard?

Will Jeff Green remain a Celtic?

What's Doc Rivers' future with the Celtics?

What's next for the Celtics?

Tommy Heinsohn and A. Sherrod Blakely on possible offseason moves

Blakely on how the offseason is shaping up

Would Ainge trade the Big Three?

Is the Perkins trade to blame?

Maxwell: Celtics should be ahead in the series, 3-2

Ainge: Winning more important than All-Star bids

Ainge: Winning more important than All-Star bids

BOSTON -- When it comes to NBA awards and accolades, players in contention often try to play it cool when asked about whether they are deserving.
And then there’s Boston’s Isaiah Thomas, who gives a definitive response whenever the question about whether he should be an All-Star starter is raised.
We’ll find out later today if Thomas will in fact be named as a starter for the Eastern Conference All-Star team when the East and West starters are announced. 
“It’s a little bit refreshing in that he is open about it,” Danny Ainge said on 98.5 the Sports Hub’s Toucher & Rich show this morning. “But every player wants to be acknowledged by their fan base, by other players in the league, coaches. You come into the league and as a young player you want to earn the respect of your peers and then you want to get paid and then you want to be an All-Star; maybe that’s the wrong order; and then nothing more important than winning.
Ainge added, “Isaiah is having a great year. He’s talked a lot about it. At some point in his career, he’ll talk about the most important thing and that’s winning championships.”
Ainge pointed to when Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Ray Allen were all Celtics, there was no mistaking that winning came before anything else.
But where those guys were in their careers in terms of individual achievements and just age, were major factors in their focus being so deeply rooted in winning.
“Along the way they all want to win, but when you get to the point where Paul, Ray and KG were in their 30s, they didn’t care about any of that other stuff because they had it all, already,” Ainge said. “They had multiple All-Star games, they had big contracts, winning became the only thing that mattered.”
In other Celtics-related news, Ainge said that there’s no timetable for when Avery Bradley (right Achilles strain) will return to the floor. He has missed five of the last six games with the injury which includes last night’s loss to the New York Knicks which was a game in which the 6-foot-2 Bradley was a last-minute scratch from the lineup