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Blazers Finish In No. 10 Slot In 2013 NBA Draft Lottery Order

The Portland Trail Blazers hold the No. 10 slot in the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery order.


The Portland Trail Blazers lost to the Golden State Warriors, 99-88, on Wednesday night at the Rose Garden, dropping to 33-49 on the season.

That record gives Portland the No. 10 slot in the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery order. The Blazers will have a 1.1 percent chance to win the No. 1 pick in the Draft and a 4 percent to move up into one of the top-three spots. Portland moved past both the Philadelphia 76ers and the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday, as both teams won their 34th game of the season.

Portland's first-round pick is top-12 protected, meaning it will be conveyed to the Charlotte Bobcats if the pick lands outside the top-12. Given Portland's current placement, three of the four teams in slots 11-to-14 would need to hop over the Blazers for the pick to be transferred. In other words, lightning would need to strike three times in a row for Portland to lose its pick this season.

The 2013 NBA Draft Lottery drawing will be held on May 21. The 2013 NBA Draft is June 27.

-- Ben Golliver | | Twitter