Thaddeus Young scored 17 points, Nikola Vucevic had 12 and the Philadelphia 76ers beat the Toronto Raptors 93-75 on Wednesday night, an important victory in their chase of a playoff berth.
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Dwyane Wade had 25 points and nine assists, including a big layup with 1 minute left, and the Miami Heat moved a step away from their closest pursuers in the Eastern Conference playoff race by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 97-91 on Saturday.
Mike Dunleavy had 27 points and 11 rebounds and the Indiana Pacers kept their faint playoff hopes alive by edging the Milwaukee Bucks 105-101 on Friday night.
Andre Miller has scored 21 points to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to their fourth straight win, 84-76 over the Dallas Mavericks on Monday night.
Andre Nocioni scored 21 points and grabbed 13 rebounds and Ben Gordon had 21 points to lead Chicago past the 76ers 99-92 on Wednesday night and into the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.