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Gary Washburn

Washburn is the national basketball writer and Celtics reporter at the Globe and a 20-year veteran of the journalism business. A UC Berkeley graduate, Gary has covered a variety of sports topics. He is also the secretary for the NABJ Sports Task Force and former President of the Bay Area Baseball Writers Association.

Latest stories

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

LeBron James is among the greatest, and let’s leave it at that

By , Globe Staff

James does not want to hear comparisons with Michael Jordan, and he shouldn’t have to.

Cavaliers at Celtics | 8:30 p.m. (TNT)

Cavs coach knows Celtics will go full-tilt in Game 5

By , Globe Staff

“This team is not going to give up, not going to stop playing,” Tyronn Lue said Thursday after Cleveland’s shootaround.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Celtics know they can hang with Cavaliers in Game 5

By , Globe Staff

A win in Game 3 and a strong effort in Game 4 did a lot to soothe the wounds from a horrific first two games of the series.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Celtics’ defense wasn’t there when needed

By , Globe Staff

An opportunity to steal a victory from the Cavaliers slips away for Boston.