The Indiana Pacers, camped out at Capital Centre since yesterday, will play the Washington Bullets in the teams' last clash of the season at 8:05 p.m. tonight at Capital Centre.
The Bullets, who had won seven of their last nine games going into last night's contest against the Bulls in Chicago, will be pulling for a repeat performance by Mitch Kupchak, Bob Dandridge and Kevin Grevey, who each scored 24 points against Seattle on Tuesday.
In the last six games, Grevey has contributed 178 points fir a 29.7 average and been shooting 56 percent.
Kupchak, recently returned from thumb surgery, has averaged 20.6 points and is shooting 58 percent. Dandridge is averaging almost 23 points and shooting nearly 50 percent.
The Bullets are also on a rebounding streak, besting their oponents in 16 of the last 17 games by an average of 9.5 rebounds. They are the only team in the NBA with two players in the top 10 in rebounding.
Wes Unseld ranked 10th, has averaged 16 rebounds in the past 17 games and Elvin Hayes, fifth, has had a 14.6 average.
The Pacers have six players in double figures, led by guard and playmaker Ricky Sobers, who has been averaging 17.8 points a game.
Forward Mike Bantom and guard Earl Tatum have been averaging slightly more than 14 points, followed by rookie center, forward Dan Roundfield with 12.7 and forward Ron Behagen with 11.8. Former Maryland player Len Elmore is in a slump, averaging only 5.6 points a game.
The last time the Bullets and Pacers played at Capital Cantre, the Bullets won, 146-114. It was the most points ever scored by a team at the Centre.