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Heat preparing as if Paul George will play in Game 3, and may add Greg Oden to their mix

In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. George has a concussion from the play, and it's unclear when he will return to practice or whether he will play Saturday night against Miami. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

In this Tuesday, May 20, 2014, photo, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George lies on the floor as the knee of Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (3) makes contact with his head as they went for a loose ball during the fourth quarter of Game 2 of the NBA basketball Eastern Conference finals in Indianapolis. George has a concussion from the play, and it's unclear when he will return to practice or whether he will play Saturday night against Miami. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

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.