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Rock Dogs basketball team plays ABA team

The San Francisco Rock Dogs, defending Gay Games gold medal team, took on the San Francisco Rumble of the American Basketball Association Tuesday night in an exhibition game at Kezar Recreation Center in San Francisco. The game was taped for the LOGO cable channel's documentary series "Rock Dogs: Shirts & Skins," due to air this September.

If you want to wait for the series to see who won the game, stop reading. If you want to know the score and see some pictures, click on the link.

The game opened sloppily in the dark, dingy old rec center, surrounded by rows of mostly empty bleachers, but with a small, raucous group cheering on the Rock Dogs, who scored off the opening
tip. But the first five minutes saw more turnovers than points as the game limped along to a 2-2 tie. The Rumble then took over, outscoring the Rock Dogs, 12-4, at one stretch and took a 21-8 halftime lead.

The Rock Dogs stepped up their offense early in the second half, closing the deficit to nine points, 29-20, in the first nine minutes. They did score 32 second-half points, but that was not enough as the Rumble went on to a 51-41 win. –Chuck Martin

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