Maurice Harkless available to play as Blazers look to even series with Pelicans
Maurice Harkless is set to see action after a minor procedure on his left knee in March that has kept him out for 11 games. AP

PORTLAND, Oregon — Forward Maurice Harkless was available to play for Portland in Game Two of the playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night (Wednesday, Manila time).

Harkless had a minor procedure on his left knee in late March and had missed 11 games.

Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts did not say whether Harkless would start or have restricted minutes, only that he was available.

In his sixth NBA season, Harkless played in 59 games for the Blazers in the regular season, starting 37, and averaged 6.5 points and 2.7 rebounds.

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