Mike Bibby, who was expected to miss up to two weeks with an injured right thumb, started and scored 16 points in the Kings season opener against the Timberwolves. Kevin Martin led Sacramento with 23 points, while Ron Artest added 16 and 12 rebounds. Kenny Thomas also chipped in with 10 rebounds. Despite a solid performance by the Kings, Sacramento fell to Minnesota, 92-83, in Wednesday night's action. The Kings will meet the Wolves again at ARCO Arena in Sacramento's home opener. That game will be played on Monday, November 6, at 7 p.m.