Data: Bullets vs. New York Knicks, 7:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden.
Records: Bullets 3-7, fourth in Atlantic Division. Knicks 2-8, fifth in the Atlantic Division.
Injuries: Guard Frank Johnson still is out for Washington, recovering from broken bone in his left foot. Forward Tom McMillen also is on the injured list with a pulled hamstring. Center Jeff Ruland is likely to miss the game because of a bruised left shin. The Knicks have been missing forward Bernard King and center Bill Cartwright all season. King, the league's leading scorer a year ago, is recovering from knee surgery. During the preseason, Cartwright suffered a stress fracture in his right foot, the same injury that kept him out of the Knicks' lineup for the entire 1984-85 season. Forward Pat Cummings has been suffering from tendinitis in his ankles but should play against Washington.
The Bullets are hoping to even their road record at 3-3 in their first meeting of the season against New York. Last year, the Bullets swept the six games with the Knicks. Charles Jones again will replace Ruland in the starting lineup, with Dan Roundfield starting ahead of Darren Daye.
The Knicks are led by Patrick Ewing. The former Georgetown center is averaging almost 23 points a game and is among the league leaders in minutes played, with an average of 39.6. Guard Rory Sparrow is averaging more than seven assists per game.