29 Apr 2012

Bulls win NBA playoffs opener

11:20 am on 29 April 2012

Reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose has suffered a left knee injury in the final seconds of Chicago's 103-91 victory over Philadelphia in their NBA playoffs opener.

Any joy for Chicago from seizing the early edge in the best-of-seven Eastern Conference playoff series was tempered by a fear that Rose, who missed 27 games this season with various injuries, might be lost when needed most.

In another Eastern Conference opener, hosts Miami routed the New York Knicks 100-67 with 32 points from LeBron James.

The Knicks had 27 turnovers and matched their lowest one-game points total in playoff history.