Apr 11, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kris Humphries (43) drives the ball against Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts (11) in the second half at TD Garden. The Celtics defeated the Bobcats 106-103. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Tanking: Boston Celtics lose, Orlando Magic win


Over last few years, the hype surrounding the 2014 NBA Draft has continued to sky rocket, especially after Andrew Wiggins reclassified and entered school in 2013.

Wiggins, the Kansas Jayhawks’ forward, his teammate, center Joel Embiid, Australian point guard Dante Exum and Oklahoma State Cowboys’ guard Marcus Smart headline a group that has already declared for the daft and most expect Kentucky Wildcats power forward Julius Randle and Duke Blue Devils’ forward Jabari Parker (although he has applied for housing next year) to do the same any day now.

It was an excellent night for the Orlando Magic on Friday in terms of tanking.

After winning four of their last seven games, the Magic went into a tie with the Boston Celtics for the league’s third worst record at 23-55.  On Friday, the Magic were defeated by the Washington Wizards 96-86 while the Celtics took down the Charlotte Bobcats 106-103, which actually put the Celtics into a tie with the 24-55 Utah Jazz for the fifth worst record. The Jazz were taken down by the Portland Trail Blazers 111-99.

The Los Angeles Lakers, who were defeated by the Golden State Warriors 112-95,  are two games behind the Magic.

No other team can catch the third spot.

The Milwaukee Bucks actually defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers 119-116, improving their record to 15-64, leaving the door open for the 17-62 Philadelphia 76ers.

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