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Lineup questions on George, Oden await answers

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MIAMI (AP) — Indiana’s Paul George has not yet been cleared to play in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Miami Heat on Saturday night because of his concussion.

And that’s not the only lineup question the Pacers and Heat are dealing with.

Heat center Greg Oden is preparing to play in what would be his first playoff game in more than five years. Oden has been working through back issues for several weeks but says his knees are fine and that he’s ready to go if Miami coach Erik Spoelstra calls his number.

Spoelstra says Oden has had a good week of working out and that it “could” mean he merits some minutes.

A decision on George may not be made until game time.

The series is tied 1-1.


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