Originally created 05/07/00

Hardaway likely to start

MIAMI -- The Miami Heat's eight-day layoff has given Tim Hardaway's sprained foot time to heal, and he's expected to start Sunday in Game 1 of the second-round series against New York.

"I told him I'd sleep on it, and he rolled his eyes on me," coach Pat Riley said Saturday. "I would probably think he would (start), unless there's any kind of a change."

Hardaway sprained his left foot April 10 and has played only eight minutes since. The point guard missed Miami's first-round sweep of Detroit because of the injury.

Hardaway said he hopes to play 30 to 40 minutes Sunday.


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