CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A rare scorekeeping error caused
Charlotte guard Jeff McInnis to be ejected in the first quarter of
the Bobcats' game against Philadelphia on Saturday.
A Bobcats employee turned in an official roster before the game
that did not include McInnis as an active player. McInnis was
acquired in a trade from New Jersey on Jan. 4 and Saturday was
Charlotte's first home game since the deal.
McInnis entered the game with 3:15 left in the first quarter.
The 76ers called attention to the error eight seconds later during
a break in play after a foul was called.
Referee Dick Bavetta called an official timeout and players from
both teams went to the bench for several minutes before it was
announced the Bobcats were called for a technical foul and McInnis
Bobcats coach Bernie Bickerstaff looked at the incorrect roster
before slamming it to the table and walking back to the bench.
McInnis' ejection left Raymond Felton as the Bobcats' only true
point guard. Knight has been sidelined for 12 games with a torn