Playoff injuries: Derrick Rose, Iman Shumpert, and Chris Bosh have already gone down with injuries in these playoffs. While this thought is terrible, it can happen to any player at any time. We would not even be talking about the Sixers if Derrick Rose were healthy and the Knicks could have won more than one game with Shumpert playing. Bosh's injury has already made the Heat less of a favorite to win it all, but what if it happened to another team?
If Russell Westbrook goes down, the Thunder are done. If Paul Pierce goes down, the Celtics are done and so on. We can only hope this doesn't happen, but injuries have already swayed this year's outcome. The Chicago Bulls were one of the favorites to make the finals and they were bounced in the first round.