NEW YORK (AP) — Nerlens Noel dunked with 3 seconds left, lifting the Philadelphia 76ers to a 90-88 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Friday night.
Brook Lopez made a tying jumper for Brooklyn with 25 seconds to go. After Philadelphia took a timeout, Michael Carter-Williams ran off some of the clock before driving and dishing off to Noel for the winning jam.
Lopez, who led the Nets with 18 points, missed on a desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer.
Robert Covington scored 20 points for Philadelphia (6-29), and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 16. Noel finished with 12.
Five of the Sixers’ six wins this season have come on the road.
Mason Plumlee had 15 points and a career-high 15 rebounds for Brooklyn, which has dropped four in a row. Jarret Jack had 14 points and 10 assists, and Joe Johnson scored 13 points.
The Nets played without Deron Williams and Kevin Garnett. Williams is out with a fractured rib, and the 38-year-old Garnett got the night off to rest.
Philadelphia trailed by as many as 13 points in the second half, but grabbed its first lead since midway through the first quarter when Tony Wroten’s three-point play made it 88-86 with 2:41 to go.
Wroten finished with 12 points.
The Nets opened a 68-55 lead on Bojan Bogdanovic’s basket with 2:19 left in the third quarter. They carried a 71-64 advantage into the final period.
76ers: Philadelphia had not beaten the Nets in Brooklyn since April 23, 2012. … Carter-Williams is the only NBA player currently averaging at least 14.0 points, 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds.
Nets: The Nets had beaten the 76ers five straight times for their longest win streak over Philadelphia in franchise history. Their six straight home wins over the 76ers also had been a franchise record.
76ers: Host Indiana on Saturday
Nets: Visit Detroit on Saturday
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