Grant Gilbert

Ties broken, NBA Draft lottery odds, second half of draft now set


Coins were flipped… well, not exactly. Random numbers were drawn and… I know you don’t want the details. I promised there would be no math.

Here’s what you want to know: Who won the tiebreakers for the NBA Draft and Draft Lottery:

• 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.

Here’s what that really means — the NBA Draft Lottery odds:

• Milwaukee 25%
• Philadelphia 19.9%
• Orlando 15.6%
• Utah 10.4%
• Boston 10.3%
• LA Lakers 6.3%
• Sacramento 4.3%
• Detroit (possibly to Charlotte) 2.8%
• Cleveland 1.7%
• New Orleans (possibly to Philadelphia) 1.1%
• Denver (possibly to Orlando) 0.8%
• Denver or Orlando (via New York and Denver) 0.7%
• Minnesota (possibly to Phoenix) 0.6%
• Phoenix 0.5%

Once you get through the lottery here is the draft order:

15. Atlanta
16. Chicago (via Charlotte)
17. Boston (via Brooklyn
18. Phoenix (via Washington)
19. Chicago
20. Toronto
21. Oklahoma City (via Dallas, Houston and LA Lakers)
22. Memphis
23. Utah (via Golden State)
24. Charlotte (via Portland)
25. Houston
26. Miami
27. Phoenix (via Indiana)
28. LA Clippers
29. Oklahoma City
30. San Antonio

Marco Belinelli drops 32 on Blazers in preseason game (VIDEO)

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Sacramento is looking for some guys to step up this preseason and show they can space the floor as shooters, giving DeMarcus Cousins and Rudy Gay room to operate.

Marco Belinelli is made his case for that role Monday night against Portland.

He had 32 points on 12-of-18 shooting (including four from three), four assists, and three steals. Combine that from a strong night from Darren Collison (21 points and 10 assists) and the Kings got the 109-105 win.

Turkey’s Fenerbahce beats Nets 101-96 in exhibition game

Fenerbahce Ulker v Brooklyn Nets
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Brooklyn Nets lost their preseason opener Monday night to Turkey’s Fenerbahce Ulker, which got 18 points from former NBA lottery pick Jan Vesely in a 101-96 victory.

Brook Lopez scored 18 points for the Nets and Wayne Ellington added 16.

With a big crowd of fans cheering them on, the Istanbul team improved to 2-2 all-time against NBA clubs. Bogdan Bogdanovic, a 2014 Phoenix Suns draft pick, added 17 points, and another former NBA player, Gigi Datome, had 16.