When they face off in Texas on Friday night, the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs will make NBA history.
The Alamodome, which can accommodate about 70,000 people, will host the event (for reference, the AT&T Center holds less than 19,000 people).
Because of this, the Warriors-Spurs match will draw a record number of fans for an NBA regular season game.
The San Antonio Spurs will break the NBA’s single-game attendance record on Friday against the Warriors when they return to the Alamodome, according to a report from Bleacher Report on January 12 that stated: “With 64,387 tickets already sold.”
The Atlanta Hawks’ game against Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls at the Georgia Dome in 1998 broke the previous record, according to the NBA, with just under 62,000 spectators in attendance (the 2010 NBA All-Star Game in Dallas, Texas, had over 108,000 fans).
With titles in four of the previous eight seasons, the Warriors are the current NBA champions.
The Phoenix Suns and they are tied for the seventh seed in the Western Conference going into the game on Friday.
After 41 games, the Warriors are 20-21, but just 3-16 on the road, where they have played 19 games.
But with a record of 13-29 in 42 games, the Spurs are now in the middle of a rebuilding season (14th seed in the Western Conference).
When the two clubs last faced off, the Warriors won 132-95 in San Francisco, California.
With 36 points, Jordan Poole had the most points scored.