Leading up to the NBA Draft Lottery on May 21, the league held tiebreakers for the teams that finished with identical records in order to determine the order selection for the lottery. The random drawings were conducted by NBA executives Jason Cahilly and Dan Rube. Denise Pelli, a partner in accounting firm Ernst & Young, oversaw the tiebreaking process.
The results of the five random tiebreaker drawings were as follows:
Detroit (29-53) won a tiebreaker with Washington.
Philadelphia (34-48) won a tiebreaker with Toronto.
Houston (45-37) won a tiebreaker with Chicago and the LA Lakers; LA Lakers then won a tiebreaker with Chicago.
LA Clippers (56-26) won a tiebreaker with Memphis.
After the lottery is held the second round selections related to these ties will be adjusted.