Detroit Pistons lottery rundown: April 9, 2010

Because the Kings beat the Clippers yesterday, the Pistons move up from the sixth seed to the fifth seed. But that also means the Clippers are closer to passing Detroit.

If the Pistons lose to the Heat tonight, they’ll be guaranteed to at least tie the Knicks for the eight and ninth seeds. If the Knicks beat Orlando, Detroit will do no worse than the eighth seed (solo).

As always, if anyone has any questions, post them in the comments, and I’ll answer. If you’re unsure about something, I’m sure someone else is, too.

Yesterday’s key games

  • Sacramento Kings 116, Los Angeles Clippers 94

(teams in lottery race with Pistons are bolded)

Scenarios

  • Best case: No. 3 seed
  • Worst case: No. 9 seed

Current standings

  • No. 3 seed: Golden State Warriors (24-54)
  • No. 3 seed: Washington Wizards (24-54)
  • No. 5 seed: Detroit Pistons (25-53)
  • No. 6 seed: Sacramento Kings (25-54)
  • No. 7 seed: Philadelphia 76ers (26-52)
  • No. 8 seed: Los Angeles Clippers (27-52)
  • No. 9 seed: New York Knicks (28-50)

Odds if the season ended today

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  • No. 1 pick: 8.8 percent
  • No. 2 pick: 9.7 percent
  • No. 3 pick: 10.7 percent
  • No. 4 pick: 0.0 percent
  • No. 5 pick: 26.1 percent
  • No. 6 pick: 36.0 percent
  • No. 7 pick: 8.4 percent
  • No. 8: pick: 0.4 percent

Today’s key games

  • Detroit Pistons at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m.
  • New York Knicks at Orlando Magic, 7 p.m.
  • Milwaukee Bucks at Philadelphia 76ers, 7 p.m.
  • Washington Wizards at Boston Celtics, 7:30 p.m.

(teams in lottery race with Pistons are bolded)

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