The NBA's compressed schedule, with 66 games in four months followed by one day off before the playoffs, was tough on everyone. Did it cause the torn ACLs that ended the season for Derrick Rose on Saturday? Unlikely, said a surgeon.
Derrick Rose scored 23 points before being helped off the court late in the game with an injured left knee, casting a major cloud over the Chicago Bulls' 103-91 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Saturday's playoff opener.
Wednesday night's game was a tough loss for the Chicago Bulls. The Indiana Pacers broke Chicago's home winning streak with the 95-90 loss. Despite the final score, the Bulls once again received help from the "Bench Mob." That is the crew of standbys that have been doing less of that lately.
The Bears said goodbye to Jerry Angelo and Mike Martz and the Cubs traded Carlos Zambrano to the Florida Marlins to be with Ozzie Guillen. And there were tough losses for both the Bulls and the Hawks over the weekend.