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April 27, 2012
Kings win tiebreaker, slotted fifth for draft lottery

The Kings won a tiebreaker with the New Jersey Nets and will be slotted fifth for next month's NBA Draft Lottery to be held May 30.

Both teams finished with 22-44 records. The Nets beat the Kings in Sacramento, 111-99, March 31.

The Kings have a 7.6 percent chance of winning the first pick in the draft. The Nets have a 7.5 percent chance of landing the top pick.

The lowest the Kings would end selecting after the lottery is eighth.

The Charlotte Bobcats (7-59) have a 25 percent chance of picking first.

The Kings will have the fifth or sixth pick in the second round, based on lottery results. If New Jersey picks ahead of the Kings in the first round, the Kings would pick fifth in the second round.

TEAM RECORD LOTTERY CHANCES (out of 1,000)

Charlotte 7-59 250
Washington 20-46 199
Cleveland 21-45 138
New Orleans 21-45 137
Sacramento 22-44 76
New Jersey* 22-44 75
Golden State# 23-43 36
Toronto 23-43 35
Detroit 25-41 17
Minnesota (To New Orleans via LA Clippers) 26-40 11
Portland 28-38 8
Milwaukee 31-35 7
Phoenix 33-33 6
Houston 34-32 5

* This pick may be conveyed to Portland.
# This pick may be conveyed to Utah via New Jersey.




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