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Monday, March 24, 2014
Greg Oden to start vs. former team

By Tom Haberstroh

MIAMI -- Just a couple of years removed from having doubts he'd ever play in the NBA again, Greg Oden will play Monday against his former team, the Portland Trail Blazers.

Not only will Oden play, but Heat coach Erik Spoelstra indicated after Monday's shootaround that Oden would get his fifth start of the season.

The Blazers, in fifth place in a loaded Western Conference, drafted Oden No. 1 overall in 2007 but injuries limited the promising big man to 82 games before he was waived in 2012.

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