Rose makes All-Star Game debut
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 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.