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NBA Draft Lottery 2012: Cavaliers Win Coin Toss, Tiebreaker With Hornets

The Cleveland Cavaliers won on Friday afternoon -- not a game, but two separate coin flips to determine draft order. The Cavaliers and Hornets finished with the same record, tied for third worst in the league. While both clubs have a better than 42 percent chance of landing in the top three, if somehow neither make it that far, the Cavs will pick ahead of the Hornets. The worst they can pick is now No. 6 overall in the 1st round. Dan Gilbert sent his good luck charm again, his son Nick, to New York to represent the organization at the coin flip. Via @CavsDan:

The Cavs also won the coin flip for the Lakers pick they control in the first round, which means they now also have the rights to the No. 24 pick as well. A good afternoon for Cavs fans after an ugly end to the season. Here's hoping it's an indicator of future things to come this offseason.

More: SB Nation's complete list of lottery odds.

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