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Oden on active roster for Game 3 of East finals

INDIANAPOLIS, IND - MAY 20: Greg Oden #20 and Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat before the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 20, 2014 in Indianapo Photo:

INDIANAPOLIS, IND - MAY 20: Greg Oden #20 and Mario Chalmers #15 of the Miami Heat before the game against the Indiana Pacers in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on May 20, 2014 in Indianapo

MIAMI (AP) Greg Oden is on the Miami Heat's active roster Saturday night for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals.

Oden had been listed as inactive in each of Miami's last seven playoff games. He was active in all four games of the opening-round series against Charlotte, but did not play.

His last playoff appearance came April 30, 2009, for Portland against Houston.

Oden played in 23 games for Miami this season, making six starts and averaging 2.9 points in limited action. He missed 11 straight games near the end of the regular season while dealing with illness and back issues.

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said Oden had several strong workouts this week, showing that the back problems were no longer troubling the former No. 1 overall pick.

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