Holiday has 33 and Pelicans beat the Blazers to go up 2-0

New Orleans Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, left, shoots next to Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic during the first half of Game 2 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series Tuesday, April 17, 2018, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)

PORTLAND — Removed from the turbulence that marked his previous seasons in New Orleans, Jrue Holiday is in a good place — and it shows.