Bullets preview

November 27, 1990|By Milton Kent


* WHEN: Tonight, 7:30.

* WHERE: Capital Centre.


* OUTLOOK: The Bullets (3-8) have the worst record in the Eastern Conference, even though Bernard King continues to shoot at a torrid pace and is tied with San Antonio's David Robinson for the NBA scoring lead (30.2 average). King was expected to get some help with the activation of Ledell Eackles, but coach Wes Unseld delayed that move after Eackles, complaining of the flu, missed a two-a-day workout Sunday.

The Warriors (8-5) are among the early surprises in the league, holding onto second place in the Pacific Division ahead of more highly touted Phoenix and the Los Angeles Lakers. Chris Mullin is becoming the West Coast's answer to Larry Bird, averaging 28.3 points, which ties him for fourth in the league.

Tim Hardaway, last year's runner-up to Robinson in Rookie of the Year voting, is averaging 21.3 points. Mitch Richmond, the 1988-89 Rookie of the Year, is out because he fractured his thumb 10 days ago. Alton Lister, who missed most of last season with a knee injury, has given the Warriors a much needed defensive presence in the middle.

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