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TORONTO -- Kyrie Irving cemented himself as a go-to late-game shooter in last years NBA Finals.On Friday night, he picked up where he left off.Irving scored 26 points and hit a go-ahead 3 with 44.3 seconds remaining, lifting the Cleveland Cavaliers over the DeMar DeRozan and Toronto Raptors 94-91 in a rematch of last seasons Eastern Conference finals.Irving made a tiebreaking 3 with 53 seconds left in Game 7 of the NBA Finals, helping Cleveland win its first title with a historic comeback from a 3-1 series deficit.Fridays make helped Cleveland survive a 32-point effort from DeRozan. Irving was 5 for 9 from beyond the arc and dismissed comparisons from reporters to his winning 3 in the Finals.No, its just Game 2 of a new season, he said. Im glad we went through a close game with a great team like that though. It shows a lot of growth on our end as a team.LeBron James had 21 points and Kevin Love chipped in 18 with 10 rebounds to keep the Cavaliers perfect two games into their title defense.Cleveland led almost from the opening tip until Kyle Lowry put the Raptors in front with 2:37 to play. But Toronto missed its last five shot attempts in the final minute, with Clevelands defense holding Toronto to .389 shooting from the field. The Cavaliers were a perfect 17-0 last year when they held opponents under 40 percent shooting.I think it was a good test for us, James said. Its fun to have games like that throughout the regular season, it sharpens your sword.The Raptors were unable to capitalize on another strong effort from Jonas Valanciunas, who had 10 points and 17 rebounds, and DeRozan, who followed up a 40-point performance in a season-opening win over Detroit.DeRozans combined 72 points bested Vince Carters team record of 65 for the most points through the first two games of a season, set in the 2003-04 season.However, DeRozan was concerned with the second quarter, where Toronto allowed Cleveland to go on a 12-2 run that opened the game up.They caught a rhythm, we turned the ball over and they took advantage of it, he said. Since then we were always fighting.TIP INSCavaliers: With seven baskets, James moved past Patrick Ewing (9,702) for 15th career in field goals made. ... With a first-quarter 3-pointer, Irving moved past Wesley Person (550) for sole possession of fourth place in 3-pointers made in franchise history. ... F Channing Frye did not travel with the team after his mother passed away following a long battle with cancer. Frye is on indefinite leave and will not play in Saturdays game against Orlando. He had kept his mothers illness from the team until this week. For him to internalize it this whole time without saying anything to anyone is tough, said Cavs coach Tyronn Lue, whose own mother and grandmother are battling cancer.Raptors: C Lucas Nogueira (ankle) sat out his second consecutive game with a sprain. ... Toronto won the regular season series against the Cavaliers last year, taking three out of four games.SHARP SHOOTERFresh off leading local Major League Soccer team Toronto FC to its first-ever playoff win Sunday over Philadelphia Union, U.S. national team striker Jozy Altidore was in attendance Friday. TFC continues its postseason run against New York City FC on Sunday.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host Orlando on Saturday hoping to extend their 14-game winning streak against the Magic. 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Columbus Crew SC will likely need scoring besides forward Ola Kamara if it is going to have a chance of beating visiting Toronto FC on Wednesday at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio.Kamara has scored all four of the Crews goals in the past three matches -- a tie and two losses -- and his eight goals for the season have been in the past six games (five starts).Were going to have to do a good job shutting off his service, Toronto defender Justin Morrow said. Our whole backline is going to be attentive to him and his positioning on the field.Despite Kamaras exploits, the Crew (3-7-7) have a 0-3-2 record in the past five games and one win in 10 matches.One reason is a leaky defense. A 3-1 defeat at New England on Saturday marked the fourth time in six games that the Crew had allowed three goals.We need to get a sshutout, Kamara said.dddddddddddd The defenders actually did well (vs. New England) but we were a bit unlucky. We need every player to step up.Toronto (6-6-5) is coming off a 1-0 win against Chicago on Saturday and, after having tied for the worst defense last season, is third with only 19 goals allowed.Its a team effort, Morrow said. Its something weve focused on since the beginning of the season.Toronto forward Sebastian Giovinco, the 2015 MLS MVP when he had 22 goals, has not scored in seven games although he has eight goals this season.We know it will come because we have seen it before and we know what he is capable of, Toronto coach Greg Vanney said after the Chicago match. ' ' '

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