Derrick Rose Injury: Chicago Bulls Will Still Go Far in NBA Playoffs Sans Rose

April 28th, 2012 by Bob Bajek Leave a reply »
Derrick Rose might be out with a torn ACL in his left knee, but the Chicago Bulls will still make noise during these NBA playoffs. 

The Bulls are one of the most complete teams in the NBA and have been successful without the NBA's reigning MVP, so expect them to get past the Philadelphia 76ers and even past the Boston Celtics/Atlanta Hawks despite Rose's ACL injury. 

These Bulls are fighters, going 18-9 when Rose was out with his various injuries this season. They have beaten playoff-caliber teams like the 76ers, Hawks, the New York Knicks, the Miami Heat and even the Celtics twice without Rose. 

Bulls' sharpshooter Kyle Korver said this best in a postgame interview to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson about Rose's injury.  

"We have to pick ourselves up," Korver said. "We've played a lot of games this year without him. Maybe that was getting us ready for this."

Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau also has confidence in his Bulls despite Rose's devastating injury. 

"He has had a lot of injuries this year," Thibodeau told Johnson. "It has been unfortunate. But we do have more than enough to win with. W ...

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