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Each team has an overall number of combinations that fits that four digit long number. There are 1,000 combinations that are used and the combination of 11-12-13-14 is not used, so if it is drawn for one of the picks, they draw again to determine which team gets that pick. Will any team make an unexpected jump into the top three?

Boston still will have a presence in Chicago for Tuesday's lottery in the off chance of a miracle: Team president Rich Gotham will be in the main stage area, while assistant general manager Mike Zarren will be in the drawing room.

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I think Cleveland is really interesting ... they have had great fortune in the lottery. they always expect to move way up, I think they're at a 2% chance, with them it always feels like 22% because they'd moved up ...

More likely outcomes are that the Magic will obtain the fifth pick (a 26.2 percent chance) or the sixth pick (a 35.9 percent chance). Chance for top-three pick: 18.3 percent. The Pistons have a 2.5 percent chance of making such a leap. Chance for top-three pick: 6.1 percent.

Who will land the No. 1 overall pick? Down 1-0 to the Celtics, they absolutely can not lose Game 2 tonight. It will go to the 76ers it if lands at any other spot - including No. 1. Chance for top-three pick: 2.2 percent.

The Magic haven't won the lottery since turning 2004's No. 1 pick into Dwight Howard.

Coverage gets under way on ESPN at 7:30pm.

Orlando Magic officials have brought all sorts of good luck charms with them to the NBA Draft Lottery the last five years. The NBA Draft isn't until Thursday, June 21 at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Let us know below.