Daniels (sprained ankle) plans to play Friday

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Daniels (sprained ankle) plans to play Friday

By JessicaCamerato
CSNNE.com

BOSTON -- Marquis Daniels left Wednesdays game against the Detroit Pistons because of a sprained left ankle, but he doesnt expect to be out for long.

He told CSNNE.com that he plans to play on Friday against the Utah Jazz.

I just tweaked my ankle, he said. I think I landed wrong.

Daniels suffered the injury two minutes into the second quarter during the Celtics 86-82 win.

He explained that he did not return because my ankle was just sore.

Daniels, who walked with a noticeable limp after the game, will follow the team doctors orders of ice and elevation.

Daniels has appeared in all 41 of the Celtics games this season. Last season he played in just 51 games to due injuries. He has repeatedly emphasized that staying healthy is a priority for him this time around.

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Bradley still hurting, will miss Celtics game vs. Trail Blazers

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WALTHAM, Mass. – The right Achilles’ strain that has kept Avery Bradley out of five of the Celtics’ past six games, will continue to keep the 6-foot-2 guard sidelined.
 
Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Bradley will not play Saturday against the Portland Trail Blazers.
 
Stevens added that no additional tests have been taken and the Achilles’ itself is structurally fine.
 
“He’s got a lot of soreness around it, and that’s one of those things you have to be ultra-careful with,” said Stevens, who later added that Bradley would not practice with the team today. “When he [Bradley] came back, he said he felt a lot better, and then he played and the next day he practiced. We didn’t do anything live but he did a lot of cutting and did not feel near as good. That’s why he didn’t play Wednesday.”
 
The absence of Bradley was clearly felt in a 117-106 loss to the New York Knicks on Wednesday, a game in which Knicks guard Derrick Rose – the man Bradley would have likely spent defending most of the game – scored 30 points.
 
This season, all-NBA first team defender is  the Celtics’ No. 2 scorer at 17 points per game along with averaging a team-best 6.9 rebounds.
 
In addition, Bradley is shooting a career-best 40.9 percent from 3-point range, as well as dishing out 2.4 assists per game, which also represents a career-high for the 26-year-old.