Rose makes All-Star Game debut

Updated: February 15, 2010, 2:15 AM ET
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Derrick Rose made his All-Star debut Sunday in Dallas, overcoming a hip injury suffered last week.

The Chicago Bulls point guard came off the bench at 7:47 of the second quarter and got his first All-Star points on a driving layup shortly thereafter.

He finished with eight points and four assists in 15 minutes as the East outlasted the West 141-139.

Rose did not defend his title in the Skills Competition on Saturday. Oklahoma City point guard Russell Westbrook, a good friend of Rose's, took his place.

Rose suffered a bruised hip on Thursday after a hard foul from the Orlando Magic's Dwight Howard.

Rose had been very focused on playing.

"It's going to be 100 percent," the second-year point guard said on Saturday. "No matter what. If it's 80 [percent healthy], I'm going to say I'm 120 [percent healthy]. So, I'm going to play in that game."

Rose said the bruise has healed quickly after diligent treatment.

"Every day I'm getting better," he said. "Every day. So, I know in a couple of days I'll be fine."

Information from ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell was used in this report.

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