The Pelicans built a 29-point lead in the third quarter.
After fearing that he could miss the rest of the season, the Wizards learned that Nene has a sprained MCL that will cost him six weeks.
Starting center Emeka Okafor has a herniated disk and reserve forward Chris Singleton will undergo surgery on his broken foot.
Veteran has a herniated disk in his neck.
The two collided at the end of Thursday's practice, sending one to the dentist and the other to the doctor.
With his injured ankle all but healed, Jordan Crawford says he should be able to play during the West Coast swing.
John Wall is moving closer to making his debut, but Trevor Ariza, Trevor Booker and A.J. Price are also getting healthier.
The Wizards big man says his "quad's a little sore" after his first game back from injury, and Coach Randy Wittman will carefully monitor his playing time.
The big man, out since August with plantar fasciitis, gives his teammates a lift by practicing on a limited basis.
The guard is seeking an update on his knee injury, and while some hoped he could return by Nov. 30, he said he has no scheduled return in mind.