Anthony Davis added 16 points, 13 rebounds and six blocked shots and Alexis Ajinca finished with 14 points and 11 rebounds for the Pelicans, winners in four straight and five of their last six overall.
Jamal Crawford scored a game-high 31 points on 7-of-15 shooting from 3-point range and Blake Griffin finished with 21 points and eight rebounds for the Clippers, who had won 13 of their last 14 games entering the contest.
Chris Paul finished with just two points on 0-of-12 shooting from the field. He also had 12 assists, four rebounds and three steals in the setback.
2014: NFL Cheerleaders [PHOTOS]
Michael Sam cut from the Dallas Cowboys