NBA Finals Magic vs Lakers Game 1 foxsports Oct 20, 2016 at 5:01p ET Where it all begins Fans gather outside of Staples Center before the start of Game 1 of the 2009 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Orlando Magic in L.A.. Tipping point Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic and Andrew Bynum of the Los Angeles Lakers go after the opening tip. Rising above Andrew Bynum shoots over Dwight Howard. Scoop to the hoop Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball on a baseline drive. Layup drill Kobe Bryant shoots over Dwight Howard. Putting it down Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks the ball over Dwight Howard and Rashard Lewis. Taking a freebie Dwight Howard shoots a foul shot early in Game 1. Squeeze him out Sasha Vujacic of the Los Angeles Lakers passes the ball as he goes between Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat. Hard to guard Kobe Bryant prepares to make a move on Mickael Pietrus. Drive-thru lane Kobe Bryant dribbles around Orlando Magic guard Courtney Lee. An old-fashioned throwdown Marcin Gortat of the Orlando Magic dunks the ball. Using his left Luke Walton makes a layup as Mickael Pietrus and Marcin Gortat defend. In the land of giants Jameer Nelson of the Orlando Magic drives into the lane. Hang time Dwight Howard of the Orlando Magic misses a dunk after getting fouled by Pau Gasol. Traffic congestion Rashard Lewis of the Orlando Magic puts a shot up over Pau Gasol and Andrew Bynum. Back in action Jameer Nelson, making his return after injuring his shoulder four months ago, drives against Josh Powell. High riser Dwight Howard goes up for a shot over Pau Gasol. Long and strong Pau Gasol of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots over Tony Battie. Launch time Jordan Farmar shoots against Jameer Nelson. Flushing it Marcin Gortat dunks over Lamar Odom. Under duress Dwight Howard tries to get past Pau Gasol. Howard had only one field goal in the 100-75 loss. Look of determination Kobe Bryant reacts in the second half with teammate Pau Gasol. Bryant scored 40 points in the Game 1 victory.