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


Is a super max contract with the Spurs in the cards for Kawhi Leonard?

By , Globe Staff

It would likely require some mending of the relationship between Leonard and the organization, if it happens at all.

Gary Washburn | On basketball

The Celtics were too darn nice in Game 3, and they paid for it

By , Globe Staff

For the first time in weeks, the Celtics looked ill-prepared for the environment, as if they didn’t expect the Bucks to make the first punch or the second.

Gary Washburn | on basketball

From afterthought to cornerstone, Terry Rozier is thriving

By , Globe Staff

Despite playoff beef with the Bucks’ Eric Bledsoe, the Celtics guard has emerged as a reliable leader.


Bucks get a failing grade in playoff chemistry

By , Globe Staff

Unlike the cohesive Celtics, the Bucks have been disjointed and even apathetic when it counts most.