Cavaliers Have Chance For Top Draft Pick

CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cavaliers have an outside shot of getting the top pick in Sunday's NBA draft lottery.

Cleveland's 29-53 record was sixth worst in the NBA last season, guaranteeing the Cavaliers no worse than the ninth pick in the June 26 draft.

The Cavaliers and 12 other teams who missed the playoffs each get a number of lottery ball combinations based on their record.

Three teams will be selected for the top three picks.

The Cavaliers have a 6.4 percent chance of receiving the first pick, a 7.2 percent chance for the second pick and an 8.23 percent shot at the third pick.

Golden State and Chicago -- tied for the worst record (21-61) -- each have 22.5 percent chance for the top pick.

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