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, and Luc Richard Mbah a Moute had 16. Noel finished with 12.