NBA Playoffs 2012: Updated Championship Rankings After Derrick Rose Injury

April 28th, 2012 by Sam Becroft Leave a reply »
In the closing minutes of Game 1 against the Philadelphia 76ers, Derrick Rose landed awkwardly on his left knee and was helped off the court by his Bulls teammates. It was later revealed that Rose had suffered a torn ACL and was out of the 2012 NBA playoffs.

Rose's injury changes the playoff picture dramatically. His Bulls own the best regular-season record in the NBA, but how will the fare without him? Can they still win the championship?

Here are the top five contenders for the Larry O'Brien Trophy following Derrick Rose's season-ending injury.

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