The attendance for the game was 23,057.
The Phoenix Suns ended a 19 game TNT losing streak with this win.
The San Antonio Spurs were eliminated in the first round for the first time since 2000.
With this game LeBron James has three consecutive triple doubles and is the first player to do it since Jason Kidd did it in 2008, and only the second to do it since Grant Hill in 1997.
Chris Bosh was replaced by Mo Williams.
Charles Barkley's absence will continue throughout All-Star weekend as confirmed by Turner Sports' Jeff Pomeroy on Monday February 9, 2009.
Jameer Nelson was originally slated to be on the Eastern Conference team. Due to injury he was replaced by Ray Allen on February 5, 2009.
It was confirmed on Wednesday February 11, 2009 that Mo Williams would replace Jameer Nelson in the Skills Challenge.
Unlike NBA games which contain four 12 minute quarters this game was held under two 20 minutes halves.
Kevin Durant's 46 points is the most in Rookie Challenge history.
Brook Lopez is the first New Jersey Nets player to appear on a game broadcast on TNT this season.
This was Shawn Marion's final game for the Miami Heat. He was traded one day later along with Marcus Banks and cash considerations to the Toronto Raptors for Jermaine O'Neal, Jamario Moon and a future conditional draft pick.
This is the second to last episode before the All-Star break.
The Los Angeles Lakers vs. Boston Celtics game is a rematch of the 2008 NBA Championship.
This is the second consecutive episode Charles Barkley has missed during his leave from NBA on TNT.
It was confirmed on January 9, 2009 that Charles Barkley would miss this episode of NBA on TNT. He has announced that he will be taking a leave for "several weeks" following his arrest on suspicion of DUI.
The Washington Wizards are on the worst 26 game start in the team's 48 year history.
Brandon Roy scored the second most points in a game by a single player this season with 52.
Portland's victory snapped an 11 game losing streak against Phoenix.
Former Celtic James Posey (now on the New Orleans Hornets) did not receive his Championship ring during the ceremony. He was given it on December 12, 2008 when the Hornets played the Celtics at the TD Banknorth Garden.