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NBA Draft 2013: Draft Lottery Takes Place Tonight

Later tonight, the 14 teams that did not make the NBA Playoffs will learn their draft order during the NBA Draft Lottery.

The Orlando Magic, who finished with the worst record in the league at 20-62, have the best odds to win the lottery, with a 25% chance. Up next is the similarly awful Charlotte Bobacats (soon to be Hornets) with a 19.9% chance to take home the first pick. They are followed, in order, by Cleveland, Phoenix, New Orleans, Sacramento, Detroit, Washington, Minnesota, Portland, Philadelphia, Toronto, Dallas and Utah.

The Sacramento Kings (6.3% chance at first pick) are in the lottery for the seventh straight season, the longest current streak.

Tune into ESPN tonight 8:30 PM ET to see who comes away with the first overall pick. Following the lottery will be Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals between the Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs.

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