NEW YORK -- NBA owners and players are talking for a third straight day, with Commissioner David Stern vowing they will take "one heck of a shot" at ending the lockout.
After two days of making some progress on salary cap issues, they planned to turn their attention back to the revenue split. Talks broke down last week over that issue, and they haven't attempted to deal with it since.
Both sides pointed toward Friday as the day they hoped to close the gap on the finances. Owners are insistent on a 50-50 split of revenues, while players last formally proposed they get 52.5 percent, leaving them about $100 million apart annually. Players were guaranteed 57 percent in the previous collective bargaining agreement.
Though the first two weeks already have been canceled, union executive director Billy Hunter has said he believes a full 82-game schedule is still possible with a deal this weekend.