San Antonio Spurs start strong in ATX

With record attendance at the Moody Center, Austin has proven its love of the game.

A view of the court from the audience, showing a packed stadium.

The Spurs were 1-1 at their first-ever games in Austin.

Photo via the Moody Center

It’s official, ATX is even more of a basketball city now.

The San Antonio Spurs set an attendance record of 16,023 at the Moody Center at its game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday, April 6. Just two days later, 16,148 fans showed up for the Spurs’ match against the Minnesota Timberwolves, breaking the record yet again.

As for the score, the Spurs started the I-35 series strong against the Portland Trail Blazers with a 129-127 win, and fell to the Minnesota Timberwolves 151-131.

You’ll be able to catch a game in Austin again, as coach Gregg Popovich confirmed the Spurs plan to play a game at the Moody Center at least once per season. If you were in the audience, we hope you took a picture to prove you were at the first two NBA games ever played in Austin.

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