ATLANTA -- After all he had been through just to get to the NBA, after all he had done to work his way into a regular spot in the playing rotation of the Atlanta Hawks, Duane Ferrell concluded that his life as a pro basketball player was finally established as the 1993-94 season began.
Opponent: Atlanta HawksSite: Baltimore Arena
Radio: WXZL (103.1 FM), WTEM (570 AM)
Outlook: The Hawks are the league's hottest team with a 12-game winning streak. F Dominique Wilkins (25.1 ppg) leads the team in scoring, but it's a defense that has limited opponents to 97.0 points a game that has sparked the Hawks. G Mookie Blaylock is sixth in the league in assists (9.8) and second in steals (2.71). The Bullets lost all three on their recent road trip and have a six-game losing streak. G Rex Chapman (17.8 ppg) and F Don MacLean (17.2) lead the Bullets in scoring.