The three-time NBA champion scored 16 factors within the third quarter, whereas team-mate Anthony Davis completed with 21 factors.
Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, enjoying the Lakers for the primary time, scored 29 factors.
“The child is particular man, they acquired one in him,” James, 35, mentioned of Williamson.
Williamson, 19, who was the primary draft decide, missed the primary 44 video games of the season with a knee damage.
However in his 13 video games since his debut in late January, he has averaged 23.three factors a sport and scored 20 factors or extra in 11 video games.
The Lakers have now gained six in a row and lead the Western Convention with 44 wins and 12 losses, whereas the Pelicans are 10th and three wins away from the final playoff spot.
Elsewhere, the Japanese Convention leaders the Milwaukee Bucks beat reigning NBA champions the Toronto Raptors 108-97 for his or her 50th win this season.