LOCKOUT IS OVER. 66 GAME SEASON TO BEGIN ON CHRISTMAS DAY

According to Adrian Wojanrowski from Yahoo Sports, “ The NBA and the Players Association have reached a tentative agreement to end the five-month old lockout and start the league’s 2011-12 season on Dec. 25. The season will consist of 66 games.

Free agency and training camps will start on Dec. 9, Stern said. Under the current agreement, the regular season would have a 66-game schedule that begins on Christmas Day with three games: Boston Celtics at the New York Knicks; Miami Heat at the Dallas Mavericks; and Chicago Bulls at the Los Angeles Lakers.