By Ray Fitzpatrick

The Sacramento Kings’ resurgence was bad news for the Sixers and the Boston Celtics.

Their 136-131 loss to the Portland Trail Blazers finalized the Kings’ record at 39-43, tied for the best among teams that didn’t reach the NBA playoffs and now fall into the draft lottery.

That means the Kings have just a 1 percent chance at the No. 1 overall pick and a 4.8 percent shot at a top-four selection when draft positions are pulled on May 14, per Tankathon.com.

Of course, the Kings won’t keep the pick, regardless of position, as a result of their 2015 Nik Stauskas trade with the 76ers. If the Kings somehow draw the No. 1 pick, it will go to Philly, which almost certainly would use it on Duke sensation Zion Williamson. But the real loser here is Boston, which otherwise will receive Sacramento’s selection — and it likely won’t be as high as the Celtics hoped. After all, the last time the Kings won this many games in a season was 2007-08, when they finished 38-44.

Depending on a random drawing scheduled for Friday, the Kings’ draft lottery position could be 12th, 13th or 14th.

2019 NBA draft lottery odds

Note: Odds per Tankathon.com; ties will be broken by a random drawing scheduled for Friday

1. New York Knicks (17-65)
52.1% chance at top-four pick; 14.0% for No. 1 pick

2t. Cleveland Cavaliers (19-63)
52.1% chance for top-four pick; 14.0% for No. 1 pick

2t. Phoenix Suns (19-63)
52.1% chance for top-four pick; 14.0% for No. 1 pick

4. Chicago Bulls (22-60)
48.0% chance for top-four pick; 12.5% for No. 1 pick

5. Atlanta Hawks (29-53)
42.1% chance for top-four pick; 10.5% for No. 1 pick

6. Washington Wizards (32-50)
37.2% chance for top-four pick; 9.0% for No. 1 pick

7t. New Orleans Pelicans (33-49)
36.3% chance for top-four pick; 6.0% for No. 1 pick

7t. Dallas Mavericks (33-49)
Pick goes to the Hawks if it falls outside the top 5
36.3% chance for top-four pick; 6.0% for No. 1 pick

7t. Memphis Grizzlies (33-49)
Pick goes to the Celtics if it falls outside the top 8
36.3% chance for top-four pick; 6.0% for No. 1 pick

10. Minnesota Timberwolves (36-45)
13.9% chance for top-four pick; 3.0% for No. 1 pick

11. L.A. Lakers (37-45)
9.4% chance for top-four pick; 2.0% for No. 1 pick

12t. Miami Heat (39-43)
4.8% chance for top-four pick; 1.0% for No. 1 pick

12t. Charlotte Hornets (39-43)
4.8% chance for top-four pick; 1.0% for No. 1 pick

12t. Sacramento Kings (39-43)
Pick goes to the Sixers if it’s No. 1 overall
Pick goes to the Celtics if it’s No. 2 through No. 14

4.8% chance for top-four pick; 1.0% for No. 1 pick