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Thursday, May 31, 2012
Nets shut out at NBA draft lottery

By Kieran Darcy

The Brooklyn Nets suffered their first defeat tonight.

With a 25 percent chance of winning one of the top three picks in next month's NBA draft, the Nets instead had to settle for the sixth pick in the league's annual draft lottery, held at the Disney/ABC Times Square Studio in Manhattan.

Furthermore, since they did not finish in the top three, the Nets must ship that pick to the Portland Trail Blazers, to complete the trade for forward Gerald Wallace that the teams made two months ago.

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