Mav­er­icks, Bulls win tiebreak­ers for draft lot­tery po­si­tion

The Oklahoman (Sunday) - - NBA PALYOFFS - FROM WIRE RE­PORTS

The Dal­las Mav­er­icks and Chicago Bulls have won tiebreak­ers to put them in bet­ter po­si­tion ahead of the NBA Draft lot­tery.

The Mav­er­icks won a tiebreaker with the At­lanta Hawks on Fri­day af­ter they shared the NBA’s third­worst record at 24-58.

Dal­las gets a 13.8 per­cent chance to win the lot­tery and At­lanta at 13.7, and should nei­ther team move up, the Mav­er­icks would pick one spot higher in the draft.

Chicago and Sacra­mento both fin­ished 27-55. They will have the same odds in the lot­tery, but the Bulls will be sixth and the Kings seventh if no­body jumps ahead of them and nei­ther moves up in the lot­tery.

Wizards’ Meeks sus­pended for pos­i­tive drug test

The NBA sus­pended Wash­ing­ton Wizards guard Jodie Meeks 25 games without pay for us­ing a banned sub­stance.

The league an­nounced the sus­pen­sion Fri­day. The NBA says Meeks tested pos­i­tive for Ipamore­lin, a growth hor­mone that’s pro­hib­ited un­der the league’s drug pro­gram.

Meeks’ sus­pen­sion makes Wash­ing­ton’s sign­ing of guard Ty Law­son just be­fore the playoffs make more sense. Law­son re­places Meeks on the Wizards’ bench be­hind start­ing guards John Wall and Bradley Beal.

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