Philadelphia: The Philadelphia 76ers held on in a nervous finish to edge the Dallas Mavericks 100-98 on Tuesday and move within one game of the lead in the NBA's Atlantic Division.
The Sixers finally created some space in a back-and-forth game when they broke a tie with a 10-0 run midway through the fourth, only for the Mavericks to fight their way back.
Dallas' Vince Carter hit his third 3-pointer and then a left-handed layup to cut the gap to two points with 37 seconds left. O.J. Mayo missed two crucial free throws with 2.7 seconds to go and Jae Crowder's last-gasp jump shot was off the mark.