* WHEN: Tonight, 7:30.
* WHERE: Richfield Coliseum.
* RADIO: WTOP-AM (1500).
* OUTLOOK: The Bullets are on a three-game winning streak and should find out tonight just how much All-Star forward Bernard King had to do with it. King (back strain) is sidelined for a week, and despite the fact his point production was minimal in all three victories, coach Wes Unseld said his very presence on the floor made a difference.
Center Pervis Ellison, who played only eight minutes Monday before suffering his own back discomfort, is expected to play. But rookie center Greg Foster is likely to see extra time. Foster is averaging 9.6 points and 4.8 rebounds in the last three games. He has made the most of his chances, and while Unseld laughs when he says, "Greg has always looked for his shots," he is pleased to see the first-year player from Texas-El Paso hitting from 10- to 15-foot range.
Cleveland has won only three times in its last 10 games and lost to Miami Tuesday.