The Brooklyn Nets and the Toronto Raptors take a knee during the national anthem before their NBA basketball playoff match. Photograph: EPA

Defending champions the Toronto Raptors charged into the Eastern Conference semi-finals with a crushing 150-122 defeat of the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday,(...)

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James wears a Black Lives Matter shirt and kneels with teammates during the national anthem. Photograph: AP

The NBA resumed from its coronavirus suspension with two games on Thursday, with the Los Angeles Lakers and the Utah Jazz scoring two-point wins. Pla(...)

Kawhi Leonard, seen here playing for the  Toronto Raptors in game six of last season’s NBA Finals  against the Golden State Warriors, has signed for the Los Angeles Clippers for the new season. Photograph:  Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images

The new NBA season begins on Wednesday (1am, Sky Sports Arena) as the Toronto Raptors launch their title defence in the opening game against the New O(...)