The struggling Bullets escaped with a 96-95 win over Atlanta Saturday night at Capital Centre on a last-second shot by Kevin Grevey. Grevey came off the injured list Wednesday after hamstring problems.
The Hawks appeared to have the game in their grasp when former Maryland player Tom McMillen swished a jumper from the top of the key with six seconds remaining.
The Bullets kept within sight of a .500 percentage at 11-13, but are mired in fourth place in the five-team Atlantic Division.
The Bullets have a frantic schedule this week: home against Phoenix Tuesday, followed by night road games at Cleveland Thursday, at Indiana Friday and at Chicago Saturday.
Struggling is to kind a word for the Washington Capitals.
Saturday night, the Caps and St. Louis Blues were tied, 1-1, near the end of the first period, but the Blues scored near the end of the period and went on to an easy 5-1 win.
The record is 5-19-5 overall and 1-9-3 under new Coach Gary Green, who went directly from St. Louis to New York to scout a game last night between the Rangers and Islanders.
The Caps have home games this week Wednesday against Minnesota and Saturday against the New York Rangers.Both games are 7:30 p.m.