29 Apr 2012

Reigning MVP to miss rest of NBA playoffs

3:53 pm on 29 April 2012

Reigning MVP Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the American NBA basketball playoffs after suffering a torn left knee ligament in the final seconds of the Chicago Bulls' first round series opener against Philadelphia.

Rose, who had missed 27 games this season with various injuries, scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds while adding nine assists for the Bulls in their 103-91 home triumph to start the Eastern Conference best-of-seven clash with the 76ers.

Rose was injured with just 1m20s remaining.

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

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