The last time the Washington Bullets played at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, then-substitute rookie guard Larry Wright made 11 of 13 shots en route to 25 points. The Bullets beat the Indiana Pacers by six points.
Beginning with that Dec. 28 game, the Bullets have won 12 of 14 and are now on a six-game winning streak.
The Bullets return to Indianapolis tonight to face the Pacers. A victory in the televised game (WTOP-TV-9) at 8 p.m.) and a victory over Kansas City Sunday night at Capital Centre, would assure the Bullets of at least a tie for the Central Division lead.
Going into last night's game, the idle Bullets were tied with Houston for first place in the Division and were three percentage points ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Rockets hosted Atlanta last night and play the Hawks again Saturday.
Cleveland played at Buffalo last night and will host the Braves Sunday.
The Pacers, who are only three games below .500, have one basic weapon - sharpshooting all-star Billy Knight. He is third in the league in scoring with a 26.1 average.
The Pacers also have the NBA's leading assist and steal man in Don Buse and former Maryland star Len Elmore is playing again after knee surgery.
Knight scored 27 points in the first Bullet-Pacer game at Capital Centre and had 34 in the last meeting in Indianapolis. The Bullets won both.
Elvin Hayes, the Bullets' leading scorer and rebounder and their only all-star this year, has 59 points in the two games against the Pacers.