New Orleans Hornets lose tiebreaker to the Cleveland Cavaliers

In a random drawing conducted by the NBA, the New Orleans Hornets lost out on a tiebreaker to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday for the third-most chances to win the May 30 lottery for the top overall pick in this June’s draft. Both teams finished with identical 21-45 records after the regular season ended on Thursday night. Having lost the tiebreaker, the Hornets now have a 137 chances out of a 1,000 combinations to win the No. 1 overall pick. The Hornets will have 11 chances out of 1,000 to win the top pick with Minnesota’s unprotected first-round pick they acquired in the December trade with the Los Angeles Clippers for point guard Chris Paul. The lowest the Hornets' could pick in the first round is seventh and 13.