Indiana Pacers

White’s fast start helps lead San Antonio past Pacers 109-94

Indiana Pacers guard Malcolm Brogdon, center, shoots around San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan, left, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Derrick White helped San Antonio break away early by scoring 16 of his 25 points in the first quarter and leading the Spurs to a 109-94 victory at Indiana.

Jakob Poeltel added 16 points as San Antonio won its second straight to stay in position for the play-in round.

The Pacers were led by Malcolm Brogdon and Caris LeVert who each had 18 points in Indiana’s third straight loss — this one minus three opening-night starters.

White’s scoring flurry allowed San Antonio to take a 36-21 lead after one quarter and the Spurs never let Indiana get closer than nine.