The NBA Road Show featuring defending champion Golden State and shooting star Stephen Curry makes its second stop in Dallas on Friday to face the Mavericks at the American Airlines Center.
Unlike their first visit on Dec. 30 when Curry was injured and didn’t play, the Warriors are scheduled to have Curry in the lineup Friday.
And the ticket market knows it.
Although the game is sold out, it has created a buzz among fans scrambling to find a way to see the game.
It’s the second-highest selling Mavericks home game this year on StubHub, behind the first meeting between the two teams on Dec. 30.
Ticket prices range from $136 on the Terrance Level to $1,900 on the floor, according to Stubhub. The average ticket price sold so far is $234.
For perspective, the Mavericks host Portland on Sunday at the ACC. Ticket prices for that game range from $18 on the Terrance Level to $300 on the floor.
“This won’t hit the top 10 in terms of overall NBA sales on StubHub, but in terms of Mavericks home games, this is certainly one of the more popular matchups of the year,” said Cameron Papp, StubHub communications manager.
Even the much-hype visit of DeAndre Jordan and the Los Clippers on Nov. 11 can’t compare.
“The DeAndre game isn’t close in terms of demand on StubHub,” Papp said. “The game tomorrow is outselling it by three times so far.”
It’s not just the game, it’s the pre-game warm-up drills and shooting display by Curry that has thousands of fans inside NBA arenas around the league long before the game starts.
Tipoff is 7:30 p.m. Friday.