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'One man can't beat us' says OKC guard Waiters

Thunder player spoke to ESPN on Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge

PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 08:  Dion Waiters #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Thunder defeated the Suns 122-106.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ - FEBRUARY 08: Dion Waiters #3 of the Oklahoma City Thunder during the NBA game against the Phoenix Suns at Talking Stick Resort Arena on February 8, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Thunder defeated the Suns 122-106. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

SAN ANTONIO – Oklahoma City Thunder guard Dion Waiters told ESPN on Wednesday that the San Antonio Spurs are over-relying on their All-Star power forward, LaMarcus Aldridge.

His comments were made following the first two games of the Western Conference Semifinals.

"One man can't beat you," Waiters said to ESPN. "So we're fine with that. If they want to continue to get out of their offense and throw the ball down there to him, we're fine with that. One guy can't beat us, no matter how much he scores."

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge in the first two games of the series has scored 79 points on 33-of-44 shooting.

Aldridge led the Spurs with  41 points in Game 2 making 15 of his 21 shots, but the Thunder still escaped with a 98-97 win to even the series against San Antonio 1-1.

The Spurs remaining starters in game 2 combined to score only 32 points on 14-of-46 shooting. 

"We've just got to make adjustments, try to make it tough on him," Waiters said. "He's a great player in this league, an All-Star. He's going to make shots. He's playing tremendous right now. But we're fine with one guy just beating us."

Game 3 is Friday night in Oklahoma City. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. The game will be televised on ESPN.


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