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

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 15: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors shoots over Channing Frye #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on November 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kyle Lowry; Channing Frye

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 15: Kyle Lowry #7 of the Toronto Raptors shoots over Channing Frye #8 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on November 15, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory copyright notice. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Kyle Lowry; Channing Frye

CLEVELAND  — LeBron James had 28 points and 14 assists, Kyrie Irving scored 24 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Toronto Raptors 121-117 on Tuesday night to match the best start in franchise history after 10 games.

It was another tense matchup between the teams who met in last season’s Eastern Conference finals and could get there again.

Channing Frye’s 3-pointer from the top of the key with 59 seconds left put the Cavs up by one. Cleveland then buckled down on defense, holding the Raptors scoreless until letting Kyle Lowry make a layup with 2.8 seconds left.

Kevin Love added 19 points and 13 rebounds for the Cavs, who are 9-1 for the first time since 1976-77.

Lowry scored 28 and DeMar DeRozan added 26 for the Raptors.

More on the Cavs, here.