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Marquis Daniels back in his groove

Reserve player hits clutch 3-pointer, leads Celtics bench in preseason win

Updated: October 8, 2010, 2:00 AM ET
By Chris Forsberg | ESPNBoston.com

NEWARK, N.J. -- For Marquis Daniels, it's all about confidence.

While he maintains he never lost it in himself last season, even as his minutes and production dwindled after he missed 28 games for the Boston Celtics due to surgery to repair torn ligaments in his left thumb, it's clear the confidence coach Doc Rivers had in his player did indeed diminish.

In fact, a clean break seemed inevitable after Daniels faded from the rotation by season's end. But the way Boston's summer played ...

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