Alamodome Preview: San Antonio Spurs vs. Golden State Warriors – Game #43

The San Antonio Spurs are back in the Alamodome for one more game. On Friday night, the Spurs host the Golden State Warriors and more than 64,000 tickets have been sold for the Silver and Black’s return to the Alamodome. San Antonio is expected to shatter the all-time NBA record for attendance in a single game.

There are many fantastic memories for Spurs fans to recall when they think about the Alamodome. The 1999 championship team called the Alamodome their home. Sean Elliott’s famous Memorial Day Miracle took place in the Alamodome. Hopefully, Friday night’s game goes down in history as another memorable event.

In a rebuilding season, the Spurs enter the Alamodome game with a record of 13-29. San Antonio has lost three straight games and six of their last seven. That said, the Spurs have played well recently. In their previous two games, they were within striking distance of beating the Western Conference-leading Grizzlies in Memphis.

The Warriors enter the game with a record of 20-21. The defending NBA champions have lost three straight games. All three of those losses came at home for Golden State. This losing streak comes right after the Warriors won five consecutive contests. The Warriors will look at the Alamodome game as an opportunity to right their ship.

San Antonio Spurs Injury Update

The Spurs don’t have any surprises on their injury report. Devin Vassell, who underwent an arthroscopic on his knee in recent days, is out. Charles Bassey and Dominick Barlow are with the Austin Spurs of the G League and both will be unavailable in the Alamodome.

Keldon Johnson and Josh Richardson were on the injury report prior to recent games but both are healthy are ready to go against the Warriors.

San Antonio Spurs Starting Lineup

Don’t expect any surprises when head coach Gregg Popovich decides on his starters. It’s very likely that the fivesome will be Tre Jones at point guard, Romeo Langford at shooting guard, Keldon Johnson at small forward, Jeremy Sochan at power forward and Jakob Poeltl at center.

Langford struggles on Wednesday night (see the Grades) but he was previously playing well as a starter in place of Devin Vassell.

Stephen Curry Will Play in the Alamodome

After Stephen Curry suffered a shoulder injury last month, there was worry in San Antonio that the Warriors superstar would miss the Alamodome game. Thankfully, Curry will play for Golden State on Friday night. He actually just returned to action last game against the Phoenix Suns. In that outing, he had 24 points, three assists and one rebound.

On the season, Curry is averaging 29.7 points, 6.7 assists and 6.4 rebounds per game. The 34-year-old is shooting 49.5% from the field, 42.9% from three-point range and 91.4% from the free throw line.

Betting Guide – Spurs vs. Warriors

The Warriors are favored by eight points and the over/under is 240.5. Considering that both teams will be looking to put on a show at the Alamodome, the smart money is on the teams combining for more than 240.5 points. It’s a historic game that will be broadcast live on ESPN. Expect scoring early and often from both teams.