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Allen becomes third Celtic All-Star

Updated: February 9, 2009, 9:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen will replace injured Orlando guard Jameer Nelson next week in the NBA All-Star game.

Allen was added to the Eastern Conference team Thursday by commissioner David Stern after Nelson was forced to pull out because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Allen joins teammates Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett on the roster for the Feb. 15 game in Phoenix.

"He should have been on there, so it's nice," Celtics coach Doc Rivers said. "Having those ...

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