The Washington Bullets will try to end a two-game losing streak tonight when they play the Detroit Pistons at the Silverdome (WDCA-TV-20 at 8:05).

The Bullets have lost three of their last four games and haven't scored 100 points in any of their last nine.

They were at their worst Saturday night against Cleveland, shooting 40 percent and losing, 98-82.

Trying to get more scoring, the Bullets signed Chubby Cox, a free agent guard, to a 10-day contract Monday; he is likely to play tonight.

The losing streak has dropped the Bullets to 17-16. The Pistons, who will have forwards Kelly Tripucka and Kent Benson for the first time in more than 20 games, are 18-20.

Tripucka was on the injured list with a strained ligament in his right knee. Benson had ankle and knee strains.

Tripucka was averaging 25.3 points and leading the NBA in minutes played when he fell in a game against Kansas City Nov. 24. He won't start tonight.

The two big men for the Pistons in Tripucka's absence have been center Bill Laimbeer, the league's second-leading rebounder, and guard Isiah Thomas, who averages 22 points.

The Bullets and Pistons have played twice this season with Detroit winning, 108-105, at Capital Centre Nov. 9 and Washington winning, 119-110, at the Silverdome Dec. 17.