The Thunder, Magic and Pistons all lost on Friday, leaving OKC and Orlando tied for the third-best NBA draft lottery odds.
The Los Angeles Clippers could ensure they avoid the Lakers in the first round of the playoffs if they end the season with a loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Joel Embiid and the 76ers are happy to have earned home-court advantage for the playoffs — but they are a long way from their goal. Seth Curry scored 20 points, Embiid had 13 points and 11 rebounds and Philadelphia clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 122-97 victory over the Orlando Magic on Friday night. Ben Simmons added 13 points and nine assists to help the 76ers improve to 48-23.