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INDIANAPOLIS | Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler played like a relaxed reliever on Thursday. He couldn’t have picked a better time. With Paxton Lynch inactive and Trevor Siemian out after two series, Osweiler trotted onto the field, ran for one touchdown and threw for two more to lead the Broncos past Indianapolis 25-13 for their first road win of the season.


DENVER | Nathan MacKinnon wasn’t happy with his game against Washington on Tuesday, so the young center made up for it when the Florida Panthers came to town. MacKinnon scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves and the Colorado Avalanche beat Florida 2-1 on Thursday night for their second victory over the Panthers in five days.


BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics expected to have their hands full with a Nuggets team that has had no trouble putting the ball in the basket this season. Boston countered by having its best shooting night of the season. Kyrie Irving had 33 points and the Boston Celtics held on for a 124-118 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.