Detroit Pistons lottery rundown: April 11, 2010

If the Warriors lose to the Thunder tonight, the best the Pistons can do is tie for the third seed.

If the Knicks beat the Heat, Detroit will be guaranteed at least the eighth seed.

As always, if anyone has any questions about the lottery, 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

  • Charlotte Bobcats 99, Detroit Pistons 95
  • Atlanta Hawks 105, Washington Wizards 95
  • Philadelphia 76ers 120, Memphis Grizzlies 101
  • Dallas Mavericks 126, Sacramento Kings 108
  • Los Angeles Clippers 107, Golden State Warriors 104 

(teams in lottery race with Pistons are bolded)

Scenarios

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

Current standings

  • No. 3 seed: Golden State Warriors (24-55)
  • No. 4 seed: Washington Wizards (25-55)
  • No. 4 seed: Sacramento Kings (25-55)
  • No. 6 seed: Detroit Pistons (26-54)
  • No. 7 seed: Philadelphia 76ers (27-53)
  • No. 8 seed: Los Angeles Clippers (28-52)
  • No. 9 seed: New York Knicks (28-51)

Odds if the season ended today

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  • No. 1 pick: 6.3 percent
  • No. 2 pick: 7.1 percent
  • No. 3 pick: 8.1 percent
  • No. 4 pick: 0.0 percent
  • No. 5 pick: 0.0 percent
  • No. 6 pick: 43.9 percent
  • No. 7 pick: 30.5 percent
  • No. 8: pick: 4.0 percent
  • No. 9: pick: 0.1 percent

Today’s key games

  • Miami Heat at New York Knicks, 6 p.m.
  • Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors, 9 p.m.

(teams in lottery race with Pistons are bolded)

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