On the surface, Derrick Rose's unfortunate season-ending injury would seem to have a huge effect on the Bulls' first-round series with the Sixers. But Chicago did play 40% of their season without the reigning MVP and played those 27 games to a .667 winning percentage that would have been good enough for second in the conference.
Statistically, the Bulls' offense lost a little more than four points a game without Rose and saw its shooting percentages drop by about two points on both two- and three-point attempts.
Here are the Bulls' regular season numbers in games Rose played, in games he didn't, and the differences:
|2-Pt. FG Pct.||48.13%||45.71%||-2.42|
|3-Pt. FG Pct.||38.4%||36.3%||-2.1|