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Game 14: Brandon Ingram and Frank Jackson returning to action while Damian Lillard to sit out Pelicans-Trail Blazers matchup

Jrue Holiday looks posed to make life miserable for CJ McCollum.

NBA: Playoffs-Portland Trail Blazers at New Orleans Pelicans Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

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Alvin Gentry just announced moments ago that the regular rotation will welcome back Brandon Ingram and Frank Jackson to action. Although Lonzo Ball, Derrick Favors and Josh Hart remain out, the New Orleans Pelicans have found some success behind Jrue Holiday, JJ Redick and others of late in winning three of their last five contests.

On the flip side, Carmelo Anthony will suit up for the first time for the Portland Trail Blazers and is expected to start, but he’ll be limited to about 20 minutes of run. However, Damian Lillard has been ruled out with back spasms, so this development could be of great concern to CJ McCollum.

One has to believe that Holiday should be able to focus most of his defensive energy on CJ with Portland missing its star. Do I need to remind anyone of Holiday’s performance against CJ and Dame a few years back in the playoffs?

Geaux Pels!

Where To Watch/Listen

What: New Orleans Pelicans (4-9) vs Portland Trail Blazers (5-9)

Where: Smoothie King Center

When: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:00 PM CDT.

How: FSNO, NBAtv