Coach Phil Jackson’s teams are 43-0 when winning Game 1 of a playoff series. The Lakers are 19-0 after winning Game 1 and then eliminating the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference finals. Jackson’s Chicago Bulls teams of the 1990s were 24-0 when winning Game 1. So, after the Lakers took Game 1 on Thursday, does that mean the NBA Finals are a foregone conclusion? The Magic certainly appeared to be in big trouble in Game 1.