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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.

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Gary Washburn | On basketball

Celtics knew Cavs were coming, and still couldn’t stop them

By , Globe Staff

The Celtics were content after spending three days watching every NBA analyst talk about how Cleveland was playing out the string.

GARY WASHBURN I SUNDAY BASKETBALL NOTES

Kendrick Perkins hasn’t lost any of his passion for basketball

By , Globe Staff

Perkins, a little-used player with the Cavs, was a mainstay in the middle for the Celtics a decade ago.

GARY WASHBURN I ON BASKETBALL

Celtics’ defense took the drive out of LeBron James in Game 2

By , Globe Staff

Five key plays from Tuesday’s victory reveal that Boston’s game plan for the NBA’s best player is paying dividends.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

Here’s how the team-first Celtics overcame a big effort from LeBron James

By , Globe Staff

James came out with a flurry, but the Celtics counter-punched their way to victory.