#8: Kobe Bryant 40 Points vs. Magic (2009 NBA Finals)


Kobe Bryant drops 40 points against the Orlando Magic in the 2009 NBA Finals

After the Los Angeles Lakers fell to the Boston Celtics in the 2008 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant was determined to lead his team back to the Finals the following year. Bryant accomplished that feat with relative ease and made a statement in Game 1 against Dwight Howard’s Orlando Magic with a 40-point performance.