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Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)

NBA postpones all games tonight after players protest

Decision to protest comes in the wake of the police shooting of Jacob Blake last weekend in Wisconsin

Referees huddle on an empty court at game time of a scheduled game between the Milwaukee Bucks and the Orlando Magic for Game 5 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series, Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo via AP)
Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, right, talks with Kyle Lowry (7) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says the idea of a boycott “is on the table” after players from his team and the Boston Celtics met Tuesday night in advance of their NBA playoff series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo

Raptors coach says Toronto, Boston players have discussed boycott, other ideas

The Raptors have been at the forefront of the NBA’s social justice initiatives

Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse, right, talks with Kyle Lowry (7) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies, Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Toronto Raptors coach Nick Nurse says the idea of a boycott “is on the table” after players from his team and the Boston Celtics met Tuesday night in advance of their NBA playoff series. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Kevin C. Cox/Pool Photo
FILE – Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) passes the ball over San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) and forward Rudy Gay (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Raptors lament absence of ‘best fans in the NBA’ ahead of playoffs

The coronavirus forced the NBA playoffs into a so-called bubble at Walt Disney World

FILE – Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka (9) passes the ball over San Antonio Spurs guard Patty Mills (8) and forward Rudy Gay (22) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

VanVleet’s career night carries Raptors past Heat, 107-103

VanVleet’s career night carries Raptors past Heat, 107-103

Nurse on Canadian anthem: “We need to do better in the systemic racism area”

Nurse on Canadian anthem: “We need to do better in the systemic racism area”

Nurse on Canadian anthem: “We need to do better in the systemic racism area”

Nurse on Canadian anthem: “We need to do better in the systemic racism area”
Players, coaches kneel before NBA’s re-opening night

Players, coaches kneel before NBA’s re-opening night

Players, coaches kneel before NBA’s re-opening night

Players, coaches kneel before NBA’s re-opening night

Toronto Raptors lose final scrimmage in bubble 117-106 to Phoenix Suns

Toronto Raptors lose final scrimmage in bubble 117-106 to Phoenix Suns

Young guard Terence Davis bringing veteran mindset to Raptors’ playoff push

Young guard Terence Davis bringing veteran mindset to Raptors’ playoff push

Young guard Terence Davis bringing veteran mindset to Raptors’ playoff push

Young guard Terence Davis bringing veteran mindset to Raptors’ playoff push
Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance

Asterisk on the NBA title? Coaches, players say not a chance
Ujiri confident in restart, saying ‘the NBA is a seriously well-oiled machine’

Ujiri confident in restart, saying ‘the NBA is a seriously well-oiled machine’

Ujiri confident in restart, saying ‘the NBA is a seriously well-oiled machine’

Ujiri confident in restart, saying ‘the NBA is a seriously well-oiled machine’
NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season

NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season

NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season

NBA, players sign off on final terms for restarted season

Raptors scheduled to face Lakers Aug. 1 in return to action

Raptors scheduled to face Lakers Aug. 1 in return to action

Former Raptors star Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

Former Raptors star Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

Former Raptors star Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons

Former Raptors star Vince Carter, 43, retires after record 22 NBA seasons
NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players

NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players

NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players

NBA lays out its vision for Disney restart to teams, players
Toronto Raptors eye Florida for workouts to eliminate quarantine concern

Toronto Raptors eye Florida for workouts to eliminate quarantine concern

Toronto Raptors eye Florida for workouts to eliminate quarantine concern

Toronto Raptors eye Florida for workouts to eliminate quarantine concern
NBA gives teams, players more detailed schedule for restart

NBA gives teams, players more detailed schedule for restart

NBA gives teams, players more detailed schedule for restart

NBA gives teams, players more detailed schedule for restart
NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan

NBA owners approve 22-team season restart plan
No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan

No consensus yet on NBA return-to-play plan
NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest

NBA pushes plan to reopen facilities until May 8 at earliest
Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) shoots as Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, left, defends In the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. All Toronto Raptors players, coaches and travelling staff have been advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer

Toronto Raptors players, staff advised to go into self-isolation

The 14-day isolation comes after a Utah player, reportedly centre Rudy Gobert, tested positive for the virus

Toronto Raptors centre Serge Ibaka (9) shoots as Utah Jazz centre Rudy Gobert, left, defends In the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, March 9, 2020, in Salt Lake City. All Toronto Raptors players, coaches and travelling staff have been advised to go into self-isolation for 14 days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP/Rick Bowmer