January 28, 2022 | 8:44 pm EST Update
Dave McMenamin: A 76ers spokesperson told ESPN that an investigation conducted in the last 24 hours since the Sixers-Lakers game resulted in the fan who targeted Carmelo Anthony being banned indefinitely from all future 76ers games, as well as all future events at Wells Fargo Center.
KC Johnson: Two more things after listening to Donovan’s pregame. The fact Lonzo Ball remains on the 6-8 week timeline is significant. As Donovan previously mentioned, surgeons didn’t fully know extent of meniscus damage until they began surgery.
The NBA issued its second correction of the week Friday, after bettors spotted a stat-keeping omission in Thursday’s Minnesota Timberwolves-Golden State Warriors game. Several bettors posted screenshots on social media of wagers on over 0.5 steals for Edwards against the Warriors and questioned a play early in the first quarter. On the play, Edwards intercepted a pass from Golden State’s Stephen Curry, who was being pressured by Karl Anthony-Towns near the sideline. Anthony-Towns was initially credited with the steal. On Friday, the NBA took away a steal from Anthony-Towns and credited it to Edwards.
It’s the second time this week the NBA issued a correction after bettors pointed out a stat-keeping error. In Monday’s Utah Jazz-Phoenix Suns game, Chris Paul was erroneously credited with an assist. On Tuesday, after bettors voiced frustration on social media, the NBA took the assist away from Paul and credited it to Bridges.