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Pacers' Paul George cleared to play in Game 3

By James Herbert | NBA writer

Paul George will play in Game 3.  (USATSI)
Paul George will play in Game 3. (USATSI)

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Indiana Pacers forward Paul George was cleared to resume normal basketball activity on Friday, the team announced. Under the NBA's concussion policy, there is protocol to be followed for a player to return to action, and George remained symptom-free after each step.

George suffered a concussion when he took a knee to the head from the Miami Heat's Dwyane Wade in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Tuesday. He is expected to play in Saturday's Game 3, which begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.

This is obviously a great news for Indiana. It's hard to imagine the Pacers overcoming George's absence against a team like Miami for any period of time.

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