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 Magic win will leave the Blazers as the sole fifth worst record holders at 32-43. While a Magic loss would bump the Blazers back up to sixth worst on the league-wide standings.
- A Wizards win puts the DC franchise a game and a half ahead of the Blazers. A Wizards loss still has them a half game above of Portland.
Importantly, the Pacers, Wizards and Magic are still within arms reach of the Eastern Conference Play-In race.