OAKLAND -- As he consistently has done in recent days, Warriors guard Stephen Curry on Thursday again downplayed the constant speculation that he is playing through an injury.
“I haven’t listened to anything about it,” he said after shootaround prior to Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against Oklahoma City. “I know what I need to do to get ready for games. I’m fine, so if I’m playing, then I need to play well.”
Curry sustained an elbow contusion in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals on May 17. He sprained his medial collateral ligament (MCL) in his right knee in Game 4 of the conference semifinals against Houston on May 24. He also tweaked his right ankle in Game 1 of that series on May 16.
Curry missed two weeks with the knee injury, but missed no time with the elbow injury and only two games with the ankle injury.
Though the MVP clearly is not 100-percent healthy, he is acknowledging nothing.
Asked about a report in which he was playing at “70 percent, at most,” Curry quickly reiterated his stance.
“I’m fine,” he said. “I’m fine. I’m playing. I’ll be ready to play.”