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76ers Win NBA Draft Lottery, Lakers Stay At No. 2, Keep Pick

76ers Win NBA Draft Lottery, Lakers Stay At No. 2, Keep Pick

NEW YORK (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have lost big for three years, when they appeared to value draft picks more than players.

They got a huge victory Tuesday night, and maybe the wins on the court will soon follow.

The 76ers won the NBA draft lottery, giving them the No. 1 selection in June.

"The pain that we've all gone through, the pain of losing is real. You can't camouflage it," said coach Brett Brown, who represented the 76ers on stage. "The city has been incredibly patient, tolerant, choose any word you want. I think this validates some of the pain we went through."

The Los Angeles Lakers finished second but also felt like...

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