The Brooklyn Nets, playing without injured stars Kevin Durant and James Harden, defeated the Pelicans 134-129 Tuesday night at the Smoothie King Center.
Zion Williamson had 33 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 assists for New Orleans.
New Orleans, losers of three straight games, led 59-57 at the half.
Kyrie Irving scored 32 points for Brooklyn. Joe Harris had 24.
Pelicans at Orlando Thursday night.