Sporting Digest: Basketball

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National Basketball Association referees ratified a contract proposal on Monday from the league ending a lock-out imposed by owners since before the season began. The referees ratified a five-year contract that provides an 18.7 per cent salary increase in the first year and 60 per cent over the duration of the deal.

NBA: Boston 121 Miami 120 (ot); Denver 85 Detroit 82.