Pingpong ball falls Timberwolves' way in draft lottery tiebreaker

The New York Knicks lost a pingpong ball tiebreaker to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday and will fall behind them in the order if neither team lands in the top three during the NBA draft lottery.

The Knicks' and Wolves' positions in the lottery -- to be held May 16 -- were the highest positions determined during the tiebreakers Tuesday. Minnesota will be slotted sixth and the Knicks seventh after the lottery unless either team -- and/or a team below them -- land among the top three spots.

Other tiebreaker results include:

* The Portland Trail Blazers will pick 15th, with the Chicago Bulls at 16;

* The Milwaukee Bucks will draft at 17, with the Indiana Pacers slotted at 18;

* The Atlanta Hawks will pick 19th, with Portland at No. 20;

* The Toronto Raptors will draft 23rd, immediately followed by the Utah Jazz, Orlando Magic and the Trail Blazers in the Nos. 24-26 spots.
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