The Bulls won game one of the Eastern Conference 1st round against the 76ers on Saturday. The team was impressive throughout but lost their star Derrick Rose in the Process. Rose came down awkwardly and tore his ACL in the game. He will not be available for the remainder of the playoffs. The Bulls are not calling it a death sentence and intend to make a run without their star. They were without him for nearly 30 games throughout the year and did well in his absence. This will be a lot different in the playoffs however and we will see if they have what it takes.
In Saturday’s game Rose led the way for the Bulls with 23 points while also contributing 9 assists to lead the team. Noah grabbed 13 rebounds to help get the win as well. The team outscored the 6ers in every quarter but the fourth. They scored over 25 points in every quarter but the fourth as well. The team will look to do things without Rose in game 2 as Wilson will take over in Rose’s absence. Wilson was able to do enough in the regular season to replace Rose, but we will see if he can handle the increased spotlight.