128-107, with Kobe Bryant scoring 40 points. Steve Nash had just 13 for Phoenix. They play again at Staples Center on Wednesday.
Noted: The protests outside over Phil Jackson's comments about Arizona? Pretty puny.
Further noted: Mayor Villaraigosa and the Phoenix mayor's wager over the series has a political edge, with both making light of the Arizona immigration law and threatening to exchange Meg Whitman and Steve Poizner for Phoenix sheriff Joe Arpaio.