UNDATED (AP) — The NBA All-Star break begins at the conclusion of play this evening. Play in the regular season will not resume until a week from tonight.
The first half comes to a close this evening with two games. In the first the Pacers are playing host to the Wizards, just a day after losing to the Cavaliers in Cleveland. With the loss, Indiana is two games above .500 at 29-27, while the Wizards are in first place in the Southeast Division with a three-game winning streak, wins in nine of their last 10 games and a record of 33-21.
The final game has Boston playing in Chicago. The Celtics begin the day just 2 ½ games back of Cleveland for the best record in the Eastern Conference. The Celts top the Atlantic Division by 4 ½ games over the fading Toronto Raptors.