EMMITSBURG, MD., OCT. 23 -- The walking wounded almost outnumber the healthy at the Washington Bullets' training camp. The Bullets were down to 10 players for tonight's scrimmage at Knott Arcc Arena, with Harvey Grant the latest to drop.
Grant suffered a hip pointer in Monday night's practice and missed the scrimmage, joining Pervis Ellison, who aggravated his ankle injury Monday night. He had sprained the ankle in Sunday's preseason game against Indiana.
Guard A.J. English was visiting a sick relative. And with Tom Hammonds still out with a strained tendon in his left foot, the Bullets didn't have enough bodies to conduct a full-blown practice. So Coach Wes Unseld canceled this morning's session.
Unseld decided that beating up on his own people was enough and said after tonight's scrimmage that the team would break camp following Wednesday's practice. The players had been scheduled to return here for two days after the final three exhibition games. But they will work out at Bowie State, the regular season practice facility, starting Monday. . . .
In tonight's scrimmage Bernard King hit 15 of his first 16 shots en route to 40 points as the Blues beat the Reds, 86-84, in overtime. Because there were only 10 players available, there were no substitutions and they played running time. Also, regulation was only three quarters.
Larry Robinson added 19 points and eight rebounds for the Blues. Mark Alarie had 25 points to lead the Reds. Tony Harris made 15 of 16 from the line for the Reds and scored 24 points. Greg Foster had 19 points and eight rebounds for the Reds. No Sign of Williams
John Williams still is nowhere to be found. "We're certainly making plans around him now," Bullets Vice President Jerry Sachs said. "If he comes back, it's a bonus. I don't think there's anything else we can do at this time. And it's not like he's going to step right back on the floor when he comes back, anyway. That's a major part of this." . . .
With Ledell Eackles holding out, the shooting guard position has gone to Steve Colter. English, Robinson and Harris are looking to be his backup. . . .
The Bullets have won at least two preseason games every year since 1980; the fewest was in 1987 (2-5). They are 0-4 this year.