NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights, updates: Rockets get huge win over Warriors

Talk about a full day of hoops. It started in the afternoon with a blowout Thunder-Cavaliers game,but the action didn't stop there  on this NBA Saturday. We had nine games on the docket, including a big Warriors-Rockets showdown. It was all sorts of fun.

Let's get into it.

NBA scores for Saturday, Jan. 20

All times Eastern

Rockets defeat Warriors in a potential conference finals preview

The Warriors and Rockets have been far and away the two best teams in the NBA this season when healthy. They showed that Saturday night in one of the most entertaining games of the year. Houston and Golden State went down to the wire, but it was Houston that came out on top. The Rockets are 17-0 in games where Chris Paul, Clint Capela, and James Harden all play. 

Cavs give up 148 points

The Cavs entered Sunday's contest with their usual brand of bad defense and paid dearly for it. They gave up a season high 148 points in the blowout loss.

LeBron fails to reach 30K for career

In the history of the NBA, only six players have ever scored 30,000 points in their career. After the Cavaliers' blowout loss to the Thunder it will continue to be six. James finished the game with 18 points, seven shy of the 30,000 milestone. He'll have a chance to break that mark on Tuesday against the Spurs.

Damian Lillard scores 31 in win

Damian Lillard poured in 31 points and the Trail Blazers got a nice win over the Mavericks

Kyle Lowry has 40 point night

Kyle Lowry and the Raptors may have lost, but Lowry had one heck of a game with 40 points.

Lou Williams does something reminiscent of Jordan

Lou Williams 31 points and 10 steals happened to put him the same class as Michael Jordan. He's having himself one heck of a January.

Russell Westbrook goes 20-20

Russell Westbrook had an incredible 20-point, 20-assist performance in the Thunder's blowout victory over the Cavs. He also tacked on nine rebounds.

LeBron, Wade teamed up for old-school alley-oop

LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have thrown each other plenty of alley-oops throughout their career, but the partnership went on hiatus for a few seasons when LeBron went back to the Cavs. But, of course, Wade is now also in Cleveland, which allows them to do to things like this:

Andrew Wiggins throws down huge slam

Andrew Wiggins got up there on this monstrous dunk against the Raptors.

James Johnson scores five points in seven seconds

James Johnson pulled off a Reggie Miller moment in the closing moments of Heat-Hornets. Five points in seven seconds rolls right off the tongue right?

Karl-Anthony Towns throws down a powerful dunk

Karl-Anthony Towns threw down a dunk with some ferocity in a big win for the Wolves.

Kemba Walker finds Dwight Howard for the slam

Kemba Walker used a nice bounce pass to give Dwight Howard an easy slam dunk.

Derrick Jones Jr. skies for a putback dunk

Derrick Jones Jr. went up high to throw down this putback dunk.


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