C's lose tiebreaker for draft order
Four ties among teams that finished the regular season with identical records were broken Friday through random drawings to help determine the order of this year’s NBA Draft, which is June 26.
Here are the results of the drawings:
Utah (25-57) won a tiebreaker with Boston.
Brooklyn (44-38) won a tiebreaker with Washington.
Chicago (48-34) won a tiebreaker with Toronto.
Portland (54-28) won a tiebreaker with Miami and Houston; Houston then won a tie-breaker with Miami. First-round draft order
The teams entered in the lottery are as follows (the first three picks in the draft will be determined by the lottery and the remainder of the “lottery teams” will select in positions 4 through 14 in reverse order of win-loss record; the draft lottery is scheduled for May 20):
Milwaukee, 15-67; Philadelphia, 19-63; Orlando, 23-59; Utah, 25-57; Boston, 25-57; L.A. Lakers, 27-55; Sacramento, 28-54; a-Detroit, 29-53; Cleveland, 33-49; b-New Orleans, 34-48; c-Denver, 36-46; New York (To Denver or to Orlando via Denver), 37-45; d-Minnesota, 40-42; Phoenix, 48-34