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The Players Association president Derek Fisher leaves after a news conference early Saturday morning in New York regarding the NBA and the Players Association reaching a tentative agreement to end the five-month old lockout and start the league's 2011-12 season on Dec. 25. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

NBA owners, players reach tentative deal

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NEW YORK (AP) -- After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.

"We want to play basketball," Commissioner David Stern said.

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Come Christmas Day, they should be.

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