Mavericks win NBA lottery tiebreaker over Hawks

Mavericks win NBA lottery tiebreaker over Hawks
By Reuters

14/04/2018 at 06:25Updated 14/04/2018 at 06:27

The Dallas Mavericks were a big winner as the NBA conducted random drawings to break several ties that could determine positioning in the draft.

Dallas won a tiebreaker over the Atlanta Hawks to secure the third pre-lottery
position. The Mavericks will have a 13.8 percent chance of winning the No. 1
overall pick, while the Hawks are just behind at 13.7 percent.

If no team moves forward in the lottery, Dallas will pick at No. 3 with
Atlanta selecting one spot later. Both teams finished 24-58 this season.

Meanwhile, the Chicago Bulls won a tiebreaker for the No. 6 pre-lottery
position ahead of the Sacramento Kings. Both teams finished 27-55 this season.

The Bulls and Kings each have a 5.3 percent chance to land the top pick.

Beyond the lottery, the Miami Heat won a tiebreaker for the 16th pick, which
they will send to the Phoenix Suns as part of a previous deal. Milwaukee will
pick No. 17 after losing the random drawing to Miami.

The San Antonio Spurs won a tiebreaker against the Minnesota Timberwolves for
the No. 18 pick. Atlanta will receive Minnesota's pick at No. 19.

The final tiebreaker determined the No. 20 draft spot for the Oklahoma City
Thunder (will be sent to Minnesota); No. 21 to the Utah Jazz; No. 22 to the
New Orleans Pelicans (will be sent to Chicago); and No. 23 to the Indiana
Pacers.

The draft is set for June 21 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

--Field Level Media

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