The Portland Trail Blazers are one of four teams tightly grouped at the bottom of the league-wide standings.
The team with the worst record at season’s end will take the league’s fifth-worst record into May’s draft lottery, giving them above a 10 percent chance at the first pick and Victor Wembanyama.
Key results to watch:
- The Magic are currently 1.5 games below the Blazers in the standings. A Blazers loss and a Magic win would separate the two by only half a game.
- The Wizards are half a game above the Blazers. A Washington win would see the Wizards jump a full game clear of the Blazers.
Importantly, the Pacers, Wizards and Magic are still within arms reach of the Eastern Conference Play-In race.