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Gary Washburn

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Recent articles by Gary:

With a chance to take control of series, there was no excuse for this Celtics performance

They were coming off a big Game 2 win, but aren't good enough to rely on past accomplishments, especially when they haven’t won anything yet. → Read More

A wiser Jason Kidd has brought out the best in Luka Doncic

Dallas has been trying to recapture the magic from 2011 when Dirk Nowitzki and Jason Kidd helped the Mavericks stun the Heat for the title. → Read More

Celtics’ bubble will burst if this approach continues

The Celtics are going to need to increase their toughness, stop screaming at the officials, and stay focused through these types of onslaughts. → Read More

The Celtics advanced because they trust and believe in each other

Despite a heartbreaking Game 5 loss, the Celtics have been resilient and mentally tough. → Read More

How Monty Williams overcame professional struggles, personal tragedy to be named NBA Coach of the Year

Williams’s primary goal is to win a championship, but he has always been a popular coach with his players, a mentor and father figure. → Read More

The reason the Celtics lost Game 5? They were outworked by the Bucks when it mattered most.

The 110-107 loss was one of the worst here in recent memory for a team that played stellar for 3½ quarters. → Read More

With return of Al Horford to Celtics came a better answer for Giannis Antetokounmpo

The Celtics have allowed the Bucks star to shoot open 3-pointers — and he’s missed 14 of 16 of those shots. → Read More

The WNBA’s growing problem: League must find way to keep talented players on rosters

The hard salary cap forces many teams to carry fewer than the maximum 12 players. Plus, the draft is becoming less impactful, with first-round picks not guaranteed to make the roster. → Read More

With a subpar, timid performance from Jayson Tatum, Celtics missed their shot in Game 3

He finished with 10 points on 4-for-19 shooting and 0 of 6 from the 3-point line, and was a non-factor as Boston's fourth-quarter rally came up short. → Read More

Spencer Haywood is one former Laker who has no beef with HBO’s ‘Winning Time’

The series documents Haywood’s drug use throughout the 1979-80 season, his promises to stop using, and his eventual suspension during the NBA Finals. → Read More

11 years sober, Bucks assistant coach Vin Baker turns his attention to helping others

The former NBA star has a cautionary tale — which includes a problematic time as a Celtic and a stint working at Starbucks — and he wants others to benefit from his experience. → Read More

Ime Udoka made all of the right adjustments for Celtics to come away with Game 2 win

It was the Celtics’ defensive adjustment against the two-time MVP that was critical to their success Tuesday. → Read More

Why Jeff Van Gundy believes the Celtics have what it takes to knock off the defending champion Bucks

Van Gundy credited Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens with reshaping the roster to fit coach Ime Udoka’s needs for a standout defense. → Read More

For Celtics, underdog’s role is their favorite stance to take

The Celtics’ primary goals were to remain the hardest-playing team, and understand that Brooklyn remains a dangerous opponent with two mega stars. → Read More

Celtics preparing bid to bring NBA All-Star Game back to Boston

This is the first time the Wyc Grousbeck-led ownership group has taken the next-level steps needed to host the annual event. → Read More

With his second-half coaching adjustments, Ime Udoka positioned the Celtics to win Game 2

There is a trust that Udoka is going to make the proper and necessary adjustments to give the Celtics a chance to compete. → Read More

Celtics ready to counter words with actions on the court in opening series against Nets

The Celtics understand they aren’t the prohibitive favorites in this series despite being the second seed. → Read More

Observance of Ramadan another challenge for some players during NBA playoffs

During the month of Ramadan, followers abstain from food and drink from dawn to sunset. → Read More

High-scoring quartet of players will determine outcome of Celtics-Nets series

The Celtics enter this series with payback on their minds. Brooklyn easily disposed of the battered Celtics last season. → Read More

Celtics are keen observers of the play-in — rather than participants — as potential Nets matchup awaits

Boston could have a chance to avenge last year's drubbing against Brooklyn, but Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving have a young Cleveland team to get through first. → Read More