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.
John Lucas III scored a career-high 25 points, Joakim Noah had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls clinched the top overall seed in the NBA playoffs with a 107-75 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday night.
London’s Wembley Stadium is the home field for England’s national football team; but Sunday American football was the draw. The Chicago Bears met, and beat, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-18. The Bears' record improved to 4-3 as they headed home for a bye week.
It would be hard to pin the latest Bears loss on quarterback Jay Cutler--he threw for nearly 250 yards with no interceptions. Cutler’s offensive line committed 9 false starts—some attributed it to the crowd, others said it was the rotating line.