Rose debuted with eight points, four assists, and three steals on four of eight shooting over 15 minutes in his all-star debut. While he didn't dominate by any stretch, he clearly looked like he belonged which is more than you could say for Gerald Wallace and David Lee. He didn't play much defense [not that anyone else did either] despite what the three steals in the box score shows, but he ran the floor well and made some nice passes to earn his assists.
The game overall was like a typical all-star game. Lots of offense, dunks, and alley oops in an incredibly fast paced game with no defense played at all. The east won the game after an incredibly sloppy finish highlighted by Deron Williams forgetting the score and stupid fouls on both sides as the teams traded FTs.
Carmelo Anthony missed an incredibly bad three pointer to doom the west at the buzzer as the west was determined not to go into overtime and wanted to win or go home.
Dwyane Wade really dominated the game for the East scoring 28 points on 16 shots while dishing out 11 assists and coming up with five steals. He, deservedly so, won the all-star game MVP.
It was great that Rose played, it was great he got to hang out with the other all-stars for a weekend. I think this was a big step for Chicago's recruiting of the 2010 FA class.