NBA games Saturday, scores, highlights, updates: Steph Curry scores 24 points in return against Raptors –

A seven-game slate included a number of matinee matchups. 

Let’s get into it.

NBA scores for Saturday, Jan. 13

All times Eastern

Stephen Curry returns in Warriors win

Warriors star Stephen Curry made his return from injury against the Raptors and his impact was felt throughout the game. Golden State blistered Toronto for 81 points on 71-percent shooting in the first half. Curry has been battling an ankle injury the last couple games after re-spraining it during Wednesday’s shootaround. He looked just fine Saturday, scoring 24 points and dishing out nine assists. His clutch shooting was huge for Golden State in holding off a Toronto comeback.

DeMar DeRozan scores 42 points in Raptors’ comeback attempt

DeMar DeRozan helped lead the Raptors from an 81-54 halftime deficit into a close game. They had chances at the end, but Toronto couldn’t finish the comeback. DeRozan had one heck of a game though finishing with 42 points.

Warriors score 81 points in a half

The Warriors scored 81 points, yes 81, against the Raptors in a single half. Warning to Toronto fans, the following tweet may be seen as graphic to some and not safe for the eyes of children.

Lakers get fourth straight win

After coming off a brutal stretch losing nine games in a row (and 12 of their last 13) to fall into last place in the Western Conference, the Lakers have gotten back on track lately. They’ve now won four consecutive games after coming back from a double-digit deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Mavericks 107-101 in overtime on Saturday afternoon. 

Lauri Markkanen wins it for the Bulls

Lauri Markkanen is living up to his draft spot in Chicago. He hit the go ahead basket and pulled down the game saving rebound against

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