The Pelicans rallied from 13 points down in the 4th to tie at Charlotte, but fell 90-87. Brian Roberts had 20 points for New Orleans, Anthony Davis 18 points.
The Pelicans trailed 77-64. They later tied the game at 84. Charlotte scored 9 points in the final 00:39, all on free throws. Al Jefferson led the Bobcats with 33 points.
The Pelicans fell to 23-31 on the season.