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Celtics Stifle Bucks in Boston
BOSTON (AP) -- Ray Allen scored 17 points in just three quarters and the Boston Celtics set a franchise record for fewest points allowed in the shot clock era, routing the Milwaukee Bucks 87-56 on Sunday.

It was the lowest score against the Celtics since they beat the Milwaukee Hawks 62-57 at Providence, R.I., on Feb. 27, 1955.

The Celtics held the Bucks to just 38 points through three quarters and clinched the new low when Milwaukee's Keyon Dooling missed a pair of free throws with 22 seconds remaining.

Nenad Krstic had 11 points and 14 rebounds and Paul Pierce scored 14 for the Celtics, who rested their starters throughout the fourth quarter.

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