Wednesday , Mar , 23 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Sacramento Kings Team Report – March 23

=== Sacramento Kings Team Report – March 23 ===

(Sports Network) – Forward Kenny Thomas finished with 24 points and nine
rebounds and sharp-shooting Peja Stojakovic contributed 23 points as the
Sacramento Kings downed the Portland Trail Blazers, 112-93, on Tuesday at ARCO

Cuttino Mobley added 19 points, while Mike Bibby scored 12 and dished out 10
assists in Tuesday’s win to help Kings head coach Rick Adelman register his
700th career victory. Sacramento, which never trailed at any point of the
contest, has won two of its last three and is one game in front of the Houston
Rockets for fifth place in the Western Conference playoff race.

Kings center Brian Skinner missed the game against the Trail Blazers because
of sprained thumbs in both hands.

Adelman has a 700-438 career record in 15 seasons. Thomas had his highest
point total since coming to the Kings from the Philadelphia 76ers as part of
the Chris Webber trade last month.

Sacramento will host the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday and will then visit the
Denver Nuggets on Saturday at the Pepsi Center. The Kings are 0-3 against the
Mavericks and 2-0 versus the Nuggets this season.

Thomas has scored in double-digits in eight straight games and has three
double-doubles in that span. He is averaging 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds in
his last 10 contests.

Stojakovic has scored in double-digits in six straight games and is averaging
21.2 points in that span. He has played 40 or more minutes in all six of those