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Greg Oden makes debut for Heat

Updated: October 24, 2013, 12:08 PM ET
By Brian Windhorst | ESPN.com

Greg Oden made a surprising debut for the Miami Heat on Wednesday night and showed how far he has come in his long-term recovery from chronic knee issues.

Oden checked into the second quarter of the Heat's preseason game in New Orleans, the first time he had played in an NBA game since Dec. 5, 2009, a span of more than 1,400 days.

On his first possession, the Heat ran a post-up play for Oden, who turned and dunked the ball. He played an eventful 80 seconds of game time in ...

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