LaMarcus Aldridge had 33 points and 14 rebounds to lead the San Antonio Spurs to a 111-100 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Friday night.

DeMar DeRozan had 16 points and six assists and Patty Mills added 15 points off the bench for the Spurs, who avoided a second straight sweep in the series.

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) works the ball toward the basket while defended by Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) works the ball toward the basket while defended by Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Bojan Bogdanovic had 21 points, Domantas Sabonis had 19 points and 16 rebounds, and reserve Cory Joseph added 18 points and seven assists for the Pacers, playing without All-Star guard Victor Oladipo for a third straight game with a sore right knee. Center Myles Turner also was out with a sore left ankle.

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) loses control of the ball as he tries to split the defense of Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12), left, and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) loses control of the ball as he tries to split the defense of Indiana Pacers guard Tyreke Evans (12), left, and forward Domantas Sabonis (11) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

The Spurs got off to a quick start and never trailed, scoring eight of the first nine points in the game.

San Antonio took a 54-45 halftime lead and then went on a 9-2 run to open the second half. The Spurs took a 63-47 lead on Bryn Forbes’ 3-pointer with 8:56 remaining in the third quarter.

San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
San Antonio Spurs guard DeMar DeRozan (10) shoots during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

San Antonio led by as many as 20 points when Mills scored on a layup to make it 72-52 with 5:44 left in the third.

San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12), left, battles for the ball with Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
San Antonio Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12), left, battles for the ball with Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

The Pacers went on a 7-1 run to close out the third quarter. Joseph scored to make it 82-69 with 4 seconds left in the period.

TIP-INS:

Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) tries to shoot while defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers forward Thaddeus Young (21) tries to shoot while defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Marco Belinelli (18) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Spurs: San Antonio shot 50.6 percent from the field. … F Rudy Gay had 11 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists. … Forbes scored eight of his third points in the third quarter. … C Pau Gasol missed his ninth straight game with left foot soreness.

Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan watches the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers head coach Nate McMillan watches the first half of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Pacers: Indiana shot 46.5 percent from the field. … F Thaddeus Young had 12 points and five rebounds. … Indiana scored 18 points off San Antonio’s 15 turnovers.

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks with referee Tony Brown (6) during a break in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich, right, talks with referee Tony Brown (6) during a break in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

UP NEXT

Spurs: At Milwaukee on Saturday for second of a four-game road trip.

Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives the ball to the basket around the defense of San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers forward Bojan Bogdanovic (44) drives the ball to the basket around the defense of San Antonio Spurs center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

Pacers: At Utah on Monday for the first of four straight road games.

Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) shoots while defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)
Indiana Pacers guard Cory Joseph (6) shoots while defended by San Antonio Spurs guard Derrick White (4) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Indianapolis, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

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Source: The Associated Press

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