Portland Trail Blazers lock up No. 25 pick in 2019 NBA Draft

Lindsey Wisniewski
NBC Sports Northwest
In a pre-NBA Draft Lottery tiebreaker on Friday, the Blazers came away with the 25th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Portland Trail Blazers lock up No. 25 pick in 2019 NBA Draft

In a pre-NBA Draft Lottery tiebreaker on Friday, the Blazers came away with the 25th pick in the 2019 NBA Draft.

Portland Trail Blazers lock up No. 25 pick in 2019 NBA Draft originally appeared on nbcsportsnorthwest.com

The Portland Trail Blazers were one of 17 teams around the NBA that finished the 2018-19 regular season with identical records as another team.

After beating the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday in their regular season finale, the Blazers finished the year with a 53-29 record while the Houston Rockets also concluded their season with a 53-29 record.

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On Friday, the NBA conducted draft pick tiebreakers in New York and it was Portland who walked away victorious. The Blazers won the tiebreaker and will now have the No. 25 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. The Rockets, whose pick belongs to the Cavaliers, will have the 26th pick of the draft, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN. 

In 2018, the Trail Blazers selected Anfernee Simons with the No. 24 overall pick and later acquired the rights to Gary Trent Jr. with the No. 37 overall pick.

The 2019 NBA Draft will be held on June 20 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. 

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