Halftime: Lakers 52, Magic 47

The Lakers jumped ahead of Orlando right from the start tonight, leading by as many as 13 points in the first half. They never trailed and maintained a double-digit lead for most of the half. Shannon Brown led the Lakers with 11 points in a reserve role. Ron Artest added 10 and Derek Fisher had eight. Kobe Bryant, who went into the game needing 30 points to reach 25,000 for his career, scored only four points in the half. Dwight Howard led Orlando with 18 points and six rebounds. He was the only Magic player in double figures.

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