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NBA and Players To Talk Again Thursday
NEW YORK (AP) -- NBA owners and players are done talking, just for the night.

Both sides will be back bargaining at noon Thursday, after meeting for nearly 12 hours Wednesday in an attempt to end the 132-day lockout.

Commissioner David Stern says the league has ``stopped the clock'' and will continue to negotiate.

He says: ''I would not read into this optimism or pessimism.''

Stern had sent a 5 p.m. ET deadline for players to accept the league's latest proposal or have it replaced by a much harsher one that would drive the sides even farther apart.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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