Steph to achieve full-circle moment with Dubs' Alamodome game


It has been 15 years since Steph Curry played a basketball game in a dome, and he will get that chance again Friday night when the Warriors take on the San Antonio Spurs in the Alamodome.

Considering Curry's college career, the Alamodome is a fitting place for him to play.

The Spurs are celebrating their 50th anniversary in San Antonio by hosting a "Back Home At The Dome" game, in which they are trying to break the NBA's all-time single-game attendance record of 62,046 set by the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls and Atlanta Hawks at the Georgia Dome in 1998.

On Wednesday afternoon, the Spurs announced that they have sold more than 63,500 tickets for the game, which would break the attendance record.

Following the Warriors' 125-113 loss to the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night, Curry was asked about what he's expecting from the experience.

"It'll be very unique," Curry told reporters after his first game since Dec. 14. "It's be cool to be a part of hopefully a record-setting night. I've never been to the Alamodome. I have played in a dome before at Ford Field in Detroit during our tournament run in [2008]. And it's a wild experience. The court's in the middle of the floor. Sightlines are a little different. Depth perception is a little different. But there's nothing that can prepare you for the atmosphere of ... there's kind of like, anytime a shot is made or there's something to cheer about, there's kind of a delay kind of vibe where you hear the first couple of rows go crazy and then it would kind of be like a wave that went through the arena.

"So it was really fun to play -- I played two games in a dome setting. It will be interesting. I know Spurs fans are legit so we'll see how the road atmosphere is. They have a real home-court advantage with that many people. Should be amazing."

Curry's last experience playing in a dome came during Davidson's 2008 NCAA Tournament run. In the Sweet 16, he scored a game-high 33 points as No. 10 seeded Davidson upset No. 3 seeded Wisconsin in front of 57,028 fans.

Two nights later in the Elite Eight, Davidson's magical run came to an end against eventual champion Kansas in front of 57,563 fans. Curry again scored the game-high, finishing with 25, but it wasn't enough against the top seed in the Midwest region.

Coincidentally, if Davidson had gotten past Kansas, they would have advanced to play in the Final Four against North Carolina at ... the Alamodome.

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Now, approaching his 35th birthday, Curry can consider Friday's game a full-circle moment, playing in a venue he almost reached during his sophomore year of college.

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