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:
- A Blazers loss will see them tie the Magic for the league’s fifth worst record at 32-43.
- A Pacers win would see the Indianapolis franchise remain at least a half a game ahead of the Blazers.
Importantly, the Pacers, Wizards and Magic are still within arms reach of the Eastern Conference Play-In race.