AUBURN HILLS, MICH., JULY 19 -- Pervis was his usual non-nervous. And A.J. English and Washington's band of scrappy guards weren't bad.

Second-year man Pervis Ellison and rookie English, two players who need to supply some inside and outside scoring punch for what figures to be a struggling Bullets offense, made their debut here tonight against Indiana in a four-team summer league camp. After a sluggish first half, the Bullets rookies and free agents rallied for a 127-112 victory in the first of their four games here at the Palace of Auburn Hills.

Friday night, the Bullets face Detroit at 7:30 p.m.

Ellison, last year's No. 1 pick acquired in a trade from Sacramento, scored 14 points and pulled down eight rebounds in 23 minutes.

English, out of Virginia Union, the team's top pick in the recent NBA draft, had 18 points -- scoring on some acrobatic dunks while making eight of 18 shots, to tie him for team scoring honors with fellow rookie guard Tony Harris of New Orleans.

Free agent Haywoode Workman added 16 in a reserve role, making all seven of his free throws.

These were the only players who showed any offensive consistency in this cast of rookies and free agents that included journeyman Albert King, trying to make a comeback with 15 points.

"I think I did all right for my first real NBA scrimmage," said English, a wiry 6-foot-3, 174-pounder who doesn't lack for confidence. "I tried not to do too much, just what was expected of me. I'm going to be all right in the league. I'm going to hold my own, and in due time I'm going to be a pretty good player in the league."

Said Coach Wes Unseld: "I'm not going to single out individuals, other than to say I thought English played well, I thought Tony Harris played well, I thought {Doron} Jamchy shot the ball from the outside, Workman moved the ball and shot it well. I was pleased with the guard play."