The Washington Bullets got better news yesterday on Michael Adams, the team scoring leader and playmaker who injured his left hand Monday night against the Boston Celtics in Hartford, Conn.
An examination by team doctor Richard Grossman revealed that Adams had not broken any bones in his non-shooting hand, but had dislocated the middle finger. However, he was experiencing considerable swelling in the hand, and his prognosis for returning to action was listed as day-to-day.
Adams was hurt in a second-quarter collision with Celtics star Larry Bird.
"It's conceivable that he could play on our coming West Coast trip," said team publicist Matt Williams, citing the Bullets' four-game swing against the Los Angeles Clippers, Portland Trail Blazers, Seattle SuperSonics and Utah Jazz.