Carmelo Anthony

Carmelo Anthony declared that his back is “pain free” and that he will play tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats.

Anthony suffered a back injury in the fourth quarter of Friday’s win over the Washington Wizards. He played 31 minutes the following night in Detroit but clearly wasn’t himself, scoring just 13 points on 5-for-14 shooting and four rebounds in 31 minutes.

– Reported by Frank Isola of theĀ New York Daily News Blog