DeMarre Carroll

LeBron scores 28 as Cavs edge Raptors 121-117 for 9th win

The Cavaliers are far more focused on how they'll finish. They are not complaining about their start, though.

With Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson sitting courtside, LeBron James came up one rebound shy of a triple-double and Kyrie Irving scored 24 points to lead Cleveland to a 121-117 win over the Toronto Raptors on Tuesday night, making the Cavs 9-1 to match their best start after 10 games.

James had 28 points and 14 assists as the Cavs improved to 2-0 this season against the Raptors, the team they beat in last season's Eastern Conference finals and the one they could meet there again in 2017.

The Cavs last went 9-1 in 1976-77.

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