Stephen Curry denies report he may need knee, shoulder surgery

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OAKLAND — Sunday, long-time Los Angeles-based NBA writer Mark Heisler wrote for the Los Angeles Daily News that Stephen Curry‘s injuries are worse than he is letting on.

“If Steph Curry has only been Steph Curry intermittently, there’s a reason. He’s hurting … even more than he acknowledged last week while withdrawing from the U.S. Olympic team….

A source says Curry consulted a orthopedist in Southern California. Steph’s MRI showed issues with both shoulders as well as his knees, some of which may require surgery this summer.”

Curry shot that down when he met with the media Sunday after Warriors practice, with an ice pack wrapped on his right shoulder.

“I can’t even keep a straight face,” Curry said laughing. “Whoever said I was getting shoulder surgery and all that kind of stuff, we’ve got bumps and bruises, but every — we’ll be all right.”

Of course, that’s what he’d say injured or not, but he hasn’t looked particularly injured this series. Give the Cavaliers defense some credit.

Curry may not be 100 percent, but the Warriors are going to need one of those magical Curry (and Klay Thompson) nights if the Warriors are going to close out the NBA Finals at home without the suspended Draymond Green.