For at least one night, Marquis Daniels was playing for four.

Jeff Green is out for the season. Paul Pierce (heel) and Sasha Pavlovic (sprained wrist) didn't make the trip for yesterday's exhibition opener against the Toronto Raptors.

That left the player whom coach Doc Rivers calls Lazarus to not only start at small forward, but become one of three players to crack 27 minutes in the Celtics' 76-75 win.

"It's like riding a bicycle — nothing changes, it's still the same game," said Daniels, for whom the last year has been anything but familiar ground.