0 licenses plural nouns?

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Major League Soccer (1996–2000) used three points for a win, 1 point for a shootout win, 0 points for a shootout loss, 0 for a loss. (Wikipedia.org)
After 1, there’s a singular form, point; while 0 licenses plural, points. What’s the reason of it?
  • Thomas Tompion

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    English - England
    One is clearly singular but we do say no points.

    I suppose the idea may be that the singular case is rarer than the plural case, so zero qualifies as negating the plural (more usual) possibility.
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