Friday night alert: Spur vs Warriors game to break NBA single-game attendance record

A game between the eighth-seeded Golden State Warriors and the 14th-seeded San Antonio Spurs is hardly a fan’s dream, but Friday’s game will be extra memorable since it is set to break an NBA record. The Spurs generally play at the AT&T Center, but their game against the Warriors will be held at the Alamodome. It signifies that the game is on course to smash an NBA attendance record.

The game is part of the Spurs’ 50th-anniversary celebrations, as well as their inaugural game at the Alamodome, since November 5, 1993, against the Warriors. That marked the beginning of a nearly decade-long period in which San Antonio called the Alamodome home. Golden State will be attempting to reverse the outcome of their first-ever game, in which San Antonio won 91-85.

The 63, 592 tickets sold are on track to beat an NBA record that has stood for more than 20 years. On March 27, 1998, 62,046 fans attended a game between the Atlanta Hawks and the Chicago Bulls at the Georgia Dome. That was part of Michael Jordan’s final season in Chicago, with ‘MJ’ scoring 34 points, grabbing five rebounds, and dishing out four assists.

Golden State will be looking to commemorate the anniversary with a much-needed victory, as the reigning champions have lost three of their last eight games at home. The most recent was a shocking loss to the undermanned Phoenix Suns, which did mark the return of superstar and two-time MVP Stephen Curry.

The lowly 13-28 Spurs are also in poor form, having lost five of their past six games. Hopefully, a record crowd will see a higher level of play than the two sides have shown over the last week.


Sayma Yeasmin

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