MONDAY'S HIGHLIGHTS

Trail Blazers 108, Nets 98: LaMarcus Aldridge scored 27 points, Wesley Matthews added 24, and Portland won in Brooklyn. The Trail Blazers have won seven in a row in the same season for the first time since a 13-game run in December 2007.

Grizzlies 106, Clippers 102: Zach Randolph had 26 points and 15 rebounds, Mike Conley scored eight of his 15 points during a 4-minute span of the fourth quarter, and Memphis overcame the first-quarter ejection of shooting guard Tony Allen to win in Los Angeles.

Bulls 86, Bobcats 81: Luol Deng scored 21 points, and Chicago overcame a rough shooting night (27 of 75, 36 percent) to beat Charlotte at home for its fifth straight win.

Thunder 115, Nuggets 113: Kevin Durant scored 38 points, Russell Westbrook had 30 points and 12 rebounds, and Oklahoma City erased a 14-point deficit in the second half to win at home.

Lakers: Kobe Bryant has been medically cleared to resume basketball activities, according to a tweet from the team. It's another step in Bryant's comeback after he tore his left Achilles tendon seven months ago.

Cavaliers: Starting guard Dion Waiters returned to practice after missing two games with "flu-like symptoms" and denied he had been in a physical confrontation during a players-only meeting last week after a loss in Minnesota.

-- ASSOCIATED PRESS