Eric Gordon (basketball)

Races too close to call at NBA All-Star break

The NBA will reach the All-Star break with conference races that are too close to call.

In fact, they could be closer than ever at the league's showcase event.

The Toronto Raptors take a one-game lead over Boston in the Eastern Conference into Wednesday, the last full night of play before a week off. In the West, the Golden State Warriors' lead is down to a half-game over the surging Houston Rockets, who have won nine in a row.

Unless those leads grow after those four teams play Wednesday, it will be the first time in NBA history that both conference leaders are ahead by one game or less at the All-Star break, according to the league.

If Houston beats...