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NBA draft order 2013: Pistons win tiebreaker, enter lottery with No. 7 pick

Oh hey, not completely horrible news!


The Pistons sacrificed their chances at the No. 5 pick with their (annual) April winning streak, but all isn't lost. After finishing with an identical 29-53 record as the Washington Wizards, the Pistons won a coin flip today to secure the No. 7 pick. You know who the Pistons drafted the last time they picked No. 7? Greg Monroe. Things could be worse. Oh, and ...

(Of course, nothing is official until after the NBA draft lottery on May 21-- the Pistons could theoretically slide all the way to No. 10 if three of the seven teams behind them all win the lottery. But the odds of just one of those teams winning the lottery are 89 out of 1,000 -- meaning the odds of three teams winning are ... I don't know. Really small. Someone do the math in the comments.)

The Pistons and Wizards will switch spots in the second round, with Washington picking 37th overall and Detroit going 38th. The Pistons also own the Clippers' second-round pick -- and thanks to Los Angeles winning a coin flip with Memphis, Detroit has the No. 56 pick.

Here's the complete list of tiebreakers, lottery odds and draft order, courtesy of the NBA.

Draft tiebreakers

  • Detroit (29-53) won a tiebreaker with Washington.
  • Philadelphia (34-48) won a tiebreaker with Toronto.
  • Houston (45-37) won a tiebreaker with Chicago and the L.A. Lakers; L.A. Lakers then won a tie-breaker with Chicago.
  • L.A. Clippers (56-26) won a tiebreaker with Memphis.

Lottery odds

Rest of the first round:

15. Milwaukee Bucks (38-44)
16. Boston Celtics (41-40)
17. Atlanta Hawks (44-38)
18. Houston Rockets (To Atlanta via Brooklyn) (45-37)
19. Los Angeles Lakers (To Cleveland) (45-37)
20. Chicago Bulls (45-37)
21. Golden State Warriors (To Utah via Brooklyn) (47-35)
22. Brooklyn Nets (49-33)
23. Indiana Pacers (49-32)
24. New York Knicks (54-28)
25. Los Angeles Clippers (56-26)
26. Memphis Grizzlies (To Minnesota via Houston) (56-26)
27. Denver Nuggets (57-25)
28. San Antonio Spurs (58-24)
29. Oklahoma City Thunder (60-22)
30. Miami Heat (To Phoenix via LA Lakers & Cleveland) (66-16)

Second round

31. Orlando (To Cleveland)
32. Charlotte (To Oklahoma City)
33. Cleveland
34. Phoenix (To Houston)
35. New Orleans (To Philadelphia)
36. Sacramento
37. Washington
38. Detroit
39. Minnesota (To Portland via Boston and Cleveland)
40. Portland
41. Toronto (To Memphis)
42. Philadelphia
43. Milwaukee
44. Dallas
45. Boston (To Portland)
46. Utah
47. Atlanta
48. LA Lakers
49. Chicago
50. Houston (To Atlanta)
51. Golden State (To Orlando via Denver and New York)
52. Brooklyn (To Minnesota)
53. Indiana
54. New York (To Washington)
55. Memphis
56. LA Clippers (To Detroit)
57. Denver (To Phoenix via LA Lakers)
58. San Antonio
59. Oklahoma City (To Minnesota)
60. Miami (To Memphis)