The NBA held random drawings on Monday to break six ties among teams with the same regular-season records, sorting out much of the order for June's NBA draft.
While both teams still have a 14% probability of winning the No. 1 pick in next month's draft lottery, the Rockets are officially slotted as the No. 2 team as a result of Monday's tiebreaker and can fall no further than sixth overall. The Spurs can fall to seventh.
Having finished the season at 35-47, the Indiana Pacers won a tiebreaker over the Washington Wizards to determine the No. 7 slot. The Pacers' lottery win probability will be 6.8%, while the Wizards' will be 6.7%.
In similar fashion, the Chicago Bulls won their tiebreaker over the Oklahoma City Thunder at 40-42. The Bulls will have a 1.8% probability for the winning pingpong ball, while the Pelicans will be at 1.7.
Outside the lottery, the Miami Heat will pick 18th overall after winning a three-team tiebreaker at 44-38 over the Golden State Warriors andLA Clippers. The Warriors will pick 19th, and the 20th pick will go to the Rockets in a prior deal with the Clippers.
The draft lottery will be held May 16 and the NBA draft is scheduled for June 22 in New York.