Regular Season Series (Game 3 of 4)

Series starts 11/2

Game 1: Tuesday, November 2nd
Game 2: Friday, February 11th
Game 3: Thursday, February 24th
Game 4: Thursday, March 24th

Kings 113

(34-21, 14-13 away)

Mavericks 122

(37-16, 18-9 home)

8:30 PM ET, February 24, 2005

American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX

1 2 3 4 T
SAC 23 32 33 25113
DAL 27 31 24 40122

Top Performers

Sacramento: M. Bibby 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 8 Ast, 3 Stl

Dallas: D. Nowitzki 34 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 2 Blk

Sacramento (34-20) at Dallas (36-16) 9:30 pm EST

DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Sacramento Kings begin the post-Chris Webber era when they visit the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

In a surprising move, the Kings traded the five-time All-Star forward, along with forwards Matt Barnes and Michael Bradley to the Philadelphia 76ers for three forwards - Kenny Thomas, Brian Skinner and Corliss Williamson, who was drafted by Sacramento in 1995.

In his last game in a Kings' uniform, Webber scored 30 points as Sacramento posted a 114-104 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday. The backcourt tandem of Mike Bibby and Cuttino Mobley added 23 and 20 points, respectively.

Despite the victory, Sacramento is just 2-6 in its last eight.

The Mavericks return home after going 5-0 on their road trip, which included a 115-113 triumph at Sacramento on February 11. They also posted victories in Seattle and Phoenix.

In its last game, Dallas recorded a 101-83 over the Utah Jazz. All-Star Dirk Nowitzki scored 29 points and Michael Finley added 24.

These teams are very familiar with each other, having met in the playoffs each of the last three seasons. The Kings won two of the three series, but the Mavericks have won the first two meetings this season.