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Brothers from R.I. applauded at Celtics game

PROVIDENCE — Growing up in Cumberland, the Rodriguez brothers spent long hours playing basketball.

Jose M. Rodriguez Jr., a 19-year-old Babson College student, said his 18-year-old brother Joel M. Rodriguez, who has autism and is attending The Met School in Providence, didn’t like organized games much. But he loved playing H-O-R-S-E and doing trick shots. (“He said we were Dude Average instead of Dude Perfect”). And he loved Celtics legend, Paul Pierce.

So the Rodriguez brothers had a perfect moment this week when they stood in the spotlight at center court during a Boston Celtics game — and then posed on the parquet with Pierce.

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