Clayton Kershaw (2-3, 3.52) vs. James Russell (1-3, 8.31).
Precious little joy in Dodgertown these days, so let's focus on the good: Andre Ethier, owner of the third-longest hitting streak in Dodgers history. He's currently at
26 27 straight games, with a decent chance at 27 28 — having faced Russell only once previously (and gotten out).
Sax's note: Given the overlapping time of the Lakers-Mavericks Game 1 (7.30 tip), please feel free to use this GT for both games. ESPN's accuscore has the Lakers as 64% favorites tonight. Go Dodgers! Go Lakers!
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