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Picture of Derrick Rose Using a Walker [Photo]

A picture of Derrick Rose using a walker has hit the internet following the successful surgery of his ACL. Rose tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee toward the end of Chicago's game #1 win (103-91) over the Philadelphia 76ers. The Chicago Bulls behind their league MVP opened up the season with 5-1 odds to win the NBA Championship (Miami Heat were the favorites at 5-2). It was a tough year for Rose as he missed 27 games during the season with various injuries. Chicago had high hopes going into the playoffs as they finished out the season tied with the Spurs for the best record in the NBA at 50-16. Not having Rose proved too much to overcome as Chicago's post-season ended with a 79-78 loss to Philadelphia.

The Derrick Rose injury helped underdog bettors as the Philadelphia 76ers paid big for backers as they were +1100 ($100 wager paid $1100) to advance and based on the odds only had a 7% chance of advancing to round #2 over the Chicago Bulls. In the rest of the round #1 of NBA Playoffs: The Heat steam-rolled over the Knicks as -1100. The Pacers moved on in the East at -800. The oddmakers had the Celtics and Hawks series a coin-flip as Boston advanced at -135. In the Western Conference the San Antonio Spurs were giant favorites and moved on at -2500 (95% chance of moving on to second round). The Thunder were -600 and Lakers at -240 were also favored (and did) move on in the NBA Playoffs. The Clippers had a 41% chance to advance at +135 and advanced by defeating the Grizzlies in game #7 on the road.

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