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Posted: Saturday April 28, 2012 6:31PM ; Updated: Saturday April 28, 2012 7:02PM

Rose tears ACL, out for postseason

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Derrick Rose will miss the remainder of the postseason after suffering a torn ACL

Rose hurt his knee attempting a jump stop with 1:20 left in the fourth quarter

The reigning MVP had 23 points, nine boards and nine assists before going down

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Derrick Rose tore his ACL with about 1:20 left in the Bulls' 103-91 win in Game 1.
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CHICAGO (AP) -- Bulls star Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the season because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Rose was helped off the court late in Chicago's 103-91 playoff-opening victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, a staggering blow for a team eyeing a championship run.

He scored 23 points and was playing more like the league's reigning MVP after missing 27 games because of injuries during the regular season, but his season came to an end as the Bulls were wrapping up an impressive win.

Rose crumbled to the ground after he drove the lane with about 1:20 left and the Bulls leading by 12. He was going for a layup when he came to a jump-stop and seemed to change his mind as the 76ers' Spencer Hawes and Lavoy Allen rotated over, passing off to a teammate before an awkward landing.

Team medical personnel immediately rushed out and tended to Rose for several minutes as he was writhing in pain near the baseline before helping him to the locker room. Rose was taken to the hospital, where MRI results confirmed the Bulls' worst fears.

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