Pacers win tiebreaker with Jazz for better draft lottery odds
NEW YORK — The Indiana Pacers have won a tiebreaker with the Utah Jazz, giving them slightly better odds at winning the draft lottery.
Both teams finished with 38-44 records. The Pacers have a 0.8 percent at the top pick and the Jazz have a 0.7 percent chance.
Three other ties were broken Friday, all among teams who made the playoffs.
Dallas (50-32) beat Chicago for the No. 21 spot.
Memphis (55-27) beat San Antonio at No. 25.
Houston (56-26) beat the Los Angeles Clippers at No. 27 – though neither team is keeping the pick. The Rockets’ goes to the Lakers, while the Boston Celtics get the Clippers’.
The lottery will be held May 19 to set the top 14 selections. The remainder of the first round is determined by records.