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Last night, the Lakers and Sixers played an incredibly exciting overtime game… which the Sixers lost 113-111. But it was basically a victory: They played well and didn’t win, and therefore did nothing to hurt their chances at the Lakers’ first round pick this year. The Lakers put an extra game of separation in the standings between themselves and the Sixers with a last-second lay-in by Jordan Clarkson, and their fans are so mad about it:
Every Lakers win gives the Sixers a better chance at the Lakers’ top-5 protected pick this year. In other words, the Lakers can’t finish in the bottom five if the Sixers want their first round pick this year. As it stands now, the Sixers have a 17.2% chance of getting the pick. Sports!