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Marathon NBA labor negotiations end for the night after 15 hours
NEW YORK (AP) ' NBA owners and players have ended a marathon negotiation session, meeting for more than 15 hours in talks aimed at ending the lockout.
The talks were centered on the salary cap system, a person with knowledge of the discussions told The Associated Press, adding that "both sides are demonstrating a commitment to getting a deal done."
The sides returned to bargaining with a small group meeting less than a week after three intense days of mediation didn't produce a new labor deal. Wednesday's negotiations marked the second-longest bargaining session since the lockout began July 1. The talks stretched into early Thursday morning, the first time bargaining has gone past 3 a.m.
The first two weeks of the season already have been canceled, and there's little time left to save any basketball in November