Celtics’ Jaylen Brown to talk advocacy, social issues at Harvard

Celtics second-year swingman Jaylen Brown, never bashful about sharing his opinions about issues beyond basketball, will speak at Harvard University on Thursday night as part of a speaker series for its Graduate School of Education.

“To be honest, I’m overwhelmed. I’ve been preparing mentally for it, so I’m looking forward to it,” Brown said Wednesday after scoring 15 points in Boston’s 134-106 triumph over the Charlotte Hornets at TD Garden.

Multiple Cavs players told ESPN that they respected the newly acquired Clarkson for taking action and said they appreciated him showing pride on their home court.

With Clarkson ejected, the Cavs subbed rookie London Perrantes into the game. With the game already decided, Perrantes shot a 3-pointer on the final possession and missed.

For most of the game, Smith stood out against Markkanen in a matchup of 20-year-old rookies. Markkanen entered fourth in rookie scoring (14.8 points per game) and Smith fifth (14.6).

Dallas settled for a 49-47 lead at the half after opening an 11-point lead in the first quarter and 14-point advantage in the second. The Mavericks raced ahead 10-0 just 3:12 in on Barnes’ driving dunk and went up 21-10 on Smith’s jumper with 4:51 left.

Ilyasova averaged 10.9 points and 5.5 rebounds in 46 games this season for Atlanta, including 40 starts. He is fourth in the NBA with 22 charges drawn after leading the league with 36 in 2016-17.

To make room for Ilyasova, the 76ers waived Trevor Booker, a forward they acquired from Brooklyn in December when they dealt former No. 3 pick Jahlil Okafor to the Nets.

Booker plans to sign with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The injury would prove critical down the stretch for the Spurs, who’ve lost five of six. The team did not immediately disclose how long Aldridge will be out.

Jrue Holiday finished with 25 points and Rajon Rondo added 13 points and 12 assists for the Pelicans.

Rudy Gay had 19 points for the Spurs and Dejounte Murray scored 18.

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