DALLAS (Ticker) -- The Sacramento Kings ended the Dallas Mavericks' season last April and begin the 2004-05 campaign with a visit to American Airlines Center, hoping to maintain their hold on the rivalry. In a matchup of the top two scoring teams in the league last season, the Kings defeated the Mavericks, four games to one, in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. Dallas' All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki missed a shot at the buzzer in Game Five, sending Sacramento on to the conference semifinals, where it lost to the Minnesota Timberwolves in seven games. Kings point guard Mike Bibby poured in 36 points in the clincher vs. the Mavericks last year and will be relied on for similar performances this year. He and Peja Stojakovic, who struggled in the playoffs last year, are two prime scoring options on a team that should put up a ton of points again. More important than another year of Bibby and Stojakovic is the healthy return of four-time All-Star forward Chris Webber and super-sub guard Bobby Jackson. Webber appeared in just 23 games last season while Jackson was banged up down the stretch and missed the playoffs. Brad Miller, who will be featured more at the center spot with veteran Vlade Divac leaving for Los Angeles, will be pitted underneath with Mavericks center Erick Dampier, one of owner Mark Cuban's multitude of offseason acquisitions. Dampier, Jason Terry, Jerry Stackhouse, Calvin Booth and rookie Devin Harris will all feature prominently in coach Don Nelson's rotation. Harris has earned the starting spot at point ahead of Terry while Stackhouse takes over the role previously occupied by Antawn Jamison - a strong scorer off the bench. Gone from Dallas is Jamison, Steve Nash, Antoine Walker, Tony Delk, Eduardo Najera and Danny Fortson. And don't be surprised to see Cuban make some more moves if his team struggles over the first half of the season. But Dallas remains Nowitzki's team and the 7-footer, who averaged 26.6 points and 11.8 points in the playoff series vs. the Kings, should get the majority of first looks in the offensive set.