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LeBron: 'Steph should be getting $400M this summer'

LeBron: 'Steph should be getting $400M this summer'

Stephen Curry and the Warriors agreed to the largest contract in NBA history Friday night.

Curry is set to sign a five-year, $201 million deal on July 6, yet LeBron James thinks the man who has beat him in two of the last three NBA Finals is getting underpaid.

LeBron took to Twitter Saturday and declared Curry should be signing for nearly twice his record contract. James tweeted, "So tell me again why there's a cap on how much a player should get?? Don't answer that. Steph should be getting 400M this summer 5yrs. #JMTs."

The tweet was in response to the fact that the Warriors were worth $450 million when Joe Lacob bought the team in 2010 and they are now worth $2.6 billion. Lacob bought the Warriors before Curry's second year in the NBA. 

Since Lacob took over as CEO of the Warriors, Curry has won two MVP awards and led the team to two championships. 

After news broke Friday night of Curry's historic contract, LeBron also congratulated him on Twitter. 

Warriors vs. Spurs live stream: Watch NBA game live on MyTeams

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Warriors vs. Spurs live stream: Watch NBA game live on MyTeams

After falling to the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday, the Warriors are looking to avoid their first three-game losing trip on the road under coach Steve Kerr. Next on the schedule: the San Antonio Spurs.

The Warriors (12-5) and Spurs (7-7) each have battled injuries this season, and Golden State again will be without Draymond Green and Steph Curry. Both teams usually are atop the NBA Western Conference standings, but it hasn't been quite as easy this season.

So, can the Warriors overcome drama and injuries to win in San Antonio? We're about to find out.

Here's how you can watch Warriors-Spurs, as well as the pregame and postgame coverage, live online. 

When: Sunday, Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. PT (pregame show at 3 p.m.)
TV channel: NBC Sports Bay Area
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Desktop users can stream the game by clicking this link.

Warriors vs. Spurs watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

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Warriors vs. Spurs watch guide: Lineups, injury report, player usage

SAN ANTONIO -- Even as the Warriors project unwavering confidence, alarms are ringing around them. They can silence some of the noise Sunday by beating the Spurs and avoiding their first winless three-game road trip under coach Steve Kerr.

Coverage on NBC Sports Bay Area begins at 3 p.m. PT with Warriors Pregame, and tipoff at AT&T Center is scheduled for 4:05.

The injury-ravaged Warriors (12-5) have lost four of their last six games, including two in a row for the first time since April. They’re coming off a 112-109 loss at Dallas on Saturday night.

The Spurs (7-7) also are are struggling, losing three in a row and five of their last six.

PROJECTED LINEUPS

Warriors
F Kevin Durant
F Jonas Jerebko
C Damian Jones/Kevon Looney
G Klay Thompson
G Quinn Cook

Spurs
F DeMar DeRozan
F LaMarcus Aldridge
C Dante Cunningham
G Bryn Forbes
G Derrick White

INJURY REPORT

Warriors
C DeMarcus Cousins (Achilles tendon surgery rehab), G Stephen Curry (groin strain), F Draymond Green (toe sprain) and forward Alfonzo McKinnie (foot soreness) are listed as out.

Spurs
F/C Davis Bertans (concussion protocol), C Pau Gasol (foot soreness), G Dejounte Murray (ACL surgery rehab) and G Lonnie Walker (medial meniscus tear) are listed as out.

ROTATION OUTLOOK

Warriors
Kerr made a lineup change against the Mavericks, with Kevon Looney replacing Damian Jones at center. Results were mixed, but Jones had the more impactful game. Looney, however, might be the better defender against San Antonio big man Aldridge.

Though Kerr might stay with Andre Iguodala starting at point guard, the coach has to consider going back to Cook inasmuch as the Warriors could use the offensive boost provided by his 50 percent shooting from deep. Cook’s presence also would create more room for Durant and Thompson.

The bench, as a group, was terrific Saturday in Dallas. Point guard Shaun Livingston and shooting guard Damion Lee and Cook had particularly strong games. If Cook doesn’t start, he still could play 20 to 25 minutes.

Spurs
A roster makeover has given San Antonio an different look and partly explains whey coach Gregg Popovich is using more three-guard rotations than usual. Aldridge is the only consistent starter who was on the team last season.

DeRozan is playing well at shooting guard/small forward. Rudy Gay has been hampered by a tender heel, which caused him to leave the game early Thursday. He was not, however, on the injury list. If he’s healthy, he can make an impact.

Though point guard Patty Mills and shooting guard Marco Belinelli provide scoring off the bench, both can be exploited on defense. Their minutes are needed, but they also contribute an atypically bad defense -- San Antonio ranks 25th in field-goal percentage defense.