Source : NBA.com
CHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.
Rose was helped off the court late in Chicago's 103-91 playoff-opening victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, a staggering blow for a team eyeing a championship run.
He scored 23 points and was playing more like the league's reigning MVP after missing 27 games because of injuries during the regular season, but his season came to an end as the Bulls were wrapping up an impressive win.
Rose crumbled to the ground after he drove the lane with about 1:20 left and the Bulls leading by 12. He was going for a layup when he came to a jump-stop and seemed to change his mind as the 76ers' Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen rotated over, passing off to a teammate before an awkward landing.
Team medical personnel immediately rushed out and tended to Rose for several minutes as he was writhing in pain near the baseline before helping him to the locker room. Rose was taken to the hospital, where MRI results confirmed the Bulls' worst fears.
NBA PLAYOFFS RESULTS
Dallas 98 OKC 99
Kevin Durant scores the game winning basket to give the Thunder the win in a tightly contested match up and the 1-0 series lead. Durant scored 25 pts while Russell Westbrook scored 28 for the Thunder. Dirk Nowitzki led the Mavs with 25 pts.
Orlando 81 Indiana 77
The Magic steal opener on the road against the Pacers with 81-77 win to take a 1-0 series lead. The Howard-less Magic scored the final 11 points of the game. Jason Richardson had 5 three pointers in the game to lead Orlando.
Heat 100 Knicks 77
Miami dominated and never gave the Knicks chance in game 1 of their best of seven series. Lebron led with 32 points and Wade adding 19 points for the 2nd seed Heat. JR Smith led the Knicks with 17 points. New York's stars Amare Stoudemire and Carmelo Anthony had 9 and 11 points respectively.