Gorman: With game on the line, I'll take Paul over Bird

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Gorman: With game on the line, I'll take Paul over Bird

Mike Gorman has been on the job since 1979 and seen 'em all, from one Big Three to another.

And with the game on the line, he'd prefer to see Paul Pierce -- and not Larry Bird -- taking the last shot.

I just would probably want the ball in Paul Pierces hands at the end of a game if I could pick one player that I needed to get points on the board from," Gorman, the Celtics' television play-by-play announcer for the last 33 years, told Bill Doyle of the Worcester Telegram. "I know that sounds like heresy to a lot of people, given all the great clutch shots that Larry made, but Paul has made his share of clutch shots, too.

"Where Larry, well deserved, always got a ton of credit, I never thought Paul got anywhere near as much credit as he should have gotten."

BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: How does the Chris Paul trade affect the Celtics?

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BOSTON SPORTS TONIGHT PODCAST: How does the Chris Paul trade affect the Celtics?

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0:41 - Tom Curran, Tom Giles, and Kayce Smith discuss the Rockets acquiring Chris Paul and how that trade can actually have an affect on the Celtics plans.

5:06 - Ian Thomsen joins BST to talk about if the Celtics are the front runners for Paul George, what would be too much to give up to the Pacers, and why it’s important to sign Hayward before trading for George.

11:21 - Evan Drellich joins from Fenway Park to discuss Rick Porcello getting his 10th loss of the season and if the struggling offense might be a season-long problem. 

14:58 - Tom Curran and Kayce Smith give their thoughts on Nate Burleson saying that Julian Edelman is the most under-appreciated receiver in the last 10 years.