Sunday , Dec , 23 , 2007 C.Y. Ellis

Yi Jianlian Scores Career-High 29

MILWAUKEE(AP) Rookie Yi Jianlian played like a veteran in his best NBA game so far.

Yi scored a season-high 29 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Michael Redd added 27 points to help the Milwaukee Bucks outlast the road-weary Charlotte Bobcats 103-99 on Saturday night.

The game was delayed 15 minutes after the Bobcats needed nearly 11 hours to get to Milwaukee after their flight left Charlotte at 9 a.m. After several diversions and a refueling and food stop, the team finally landed at Midway Airport in Chicago at 4:30 p.m. and bused to the Bradley Center, arriving 60 minutes before the scheduled tip-off.

"Fatigue was definitely a factor,” Bobcats coach Sam Vincent said. "We were completely off our routine and guys were a little tired.”

Yi played with all the energy that the Bobcats lacked. He was 14-of-17 from the floor in a career-high 42 minutes of playing time…(Click here for more.)