Marquis Daniels in, Shaq out vs. Blazers

As expected, reserve swingman Marquis Daniels joined the Boston Celtics in Portland on Wednesday evening and, after participating in Thursday's morning shootaround, was active for the Celtics' 88-78 win against the Trail Blazers on Thursday night.

Daniels missed his first game of the season Tuesday to tend to a family matter and did not accompany the team on the trek West to start a four-game road trip. He had four points and two rebounds in 20 minutes versus Portland.

Shaquille O'Neal, who traveled with the team Wednesday, remained sidelined Thursday with a sore right hip, but indicated to reporters at the team's morning shootaround that he could be back for Friday's game against the Phoenix Suns. Even if that doesn't happen, it's likely that O'Neal will be in uniform by Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Chris Forsberg is the Celtics reporter for ESPNBoston.com. Follow him on Twitter.