Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose will miss the rest of the postseason because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee.

Rose was helped off the court late in host Chicago’s 103-91 playoff-opening victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, a staggering blow for a team expecting 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 a big win.

Rose fell to the court after he drove the lane with about 1:20 left and the Bulls leading by 12. He was going for a lay­up when he stopped and tried to pass off to a teammate before an awkward landing.

Team medical personnel rushed out and tended to Rose for several minutes as he was writhing in pain near the baseline, then helped him to the locker room.

Rose was taken to the hospital, where MRI results confirmed the Bulls’ worst fears.

Joakim Noah and Carlos Boozer talked to Rose right after the game. Both said they were praying for him.

“I just feel bad for him,” Boozer said. “He just can’t catch a break this year. He almost had a triple-double and then this happens. Our prayers are with him.”

Asked about Rose’s mood, Noah told reporters: “You guys can imagine. It’s not good. It’s not good. But we’re trying to stay positive.”

Added Boozer: “I talked to him a few times. Of course, he’s down. We’re all down.”

Knicks guard injured

New York Knicks guard Iman Shumpert was carried off the court by teammates after he was hurt with 6:04 left in the third quarter of Game 1 of the New York-Miami Eastern Conference playoff series.

Shumpert was bringing the ball up the right sideline and tried to dribble behind his back when he pulled up and immediately grabbed his left knee before falling to the court in pain.

The visiting Knicks committed a foul to stop the clock, then called time as players and coaches surrounded Shumpert near midcourt.

The Knicks said the rookie guard was being examined after the game, but Carmelo Anthony said what was obvious to anyone who saw Shumpert take a noncontact tumble in the third quarter.

“We know Shump is not going to be with us,” Anthony said.

Shumpert was scoreless in 20 minutes of Game 1. He started the final 17 games of the regular season after New York guard Jeremy Lin suffered a knee injury.

Bucks coach supported

Two key players gave a strong endorsement of coach Scott Skiles as his future with the Milwaukee Bucks remained undecided.

Point guard Brandon Jennings and guard Mike Dunleavy Jr. spoke highly of Skiles as players packed their belongings at the Cousins Center training facility and prepared for the offseason.

Skiles, 48, who has one year remaining on his contract, has a meeting scheduled with team owner Herb Kohl.

“Obviously, he’s a great coach,” Dunleavy said. “I loved playing for him. He’s a major reason I came here. I’d certainly be disappointed if he wasn’t back.”

Jennings said he was concerned about the possibility Skiles would not be back.

“Just the fact that he’s been my coach for the first three years and I’m used to a system,” Jennings said. “That’s a guy who I’ve played for. Just his mentality, his will and approach to the game.”