Maurice Harkless returns from knee surgery for Blazers

PORTLAND, Ore. -- Forward Maurice Harkless returned to action for Portland in Game 2 of the playoff series against the New Orleans Pelicans on Tuesday night.

Harkless, who checked in with 4:53 to go in the first quarter, had a minor procedure on his left knee in late March and had missed 11 games.

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.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.