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Turner returns, Harkless out for Portland in Game 4

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) Portland coach Terry Stotts says Evan Turner is available to play but Maurice Harkless will miss Game 4 of the first-round playoff series with New Orleans.

The Trail Blazers are trying to stave off elimination Saturday, trailing the Pelicans 3-0.

Turner was sidelined for Game 3 on Thursday night because of a toe injury from Game 2. The 6-foot-7 forward started 40 games this season and averaged 8.2 points. He started the first two playoff games.

Stotts says the 6-9 Harkless has a sore left knee, a problem that limited him late this the season. Stotts says there is no structural damage but considerable pain.

Harkless started Game 3 in Turner's place and scored five points in 26 minutes.


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Updated April 21, 2018

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