TORONTO – T.J. Ford had 17 points, nine rebounds and eight assists to lead the Toronto Raptors to their second straight without Chris Bosh, 90-78 over the New Jersey Nets on Friday night.

Ford had 10 points in the fourth quarter for the Raptors, who put six players in double figures while improving to 2-2 without their leading scorer, who has an injured left knee.

Former Raptor Vince Carter was booed every time he touched the ball. Carter went 4-for-17 from the field and 4-for-8 from the line for just 12 points.

Fans derisively chanted Carter’s name in the final minutes. He went 2-for-6 from the line down the stretch.

Hassan Adams scored 13 points for the Nets, who played without Richard Jefferson (sore right ankle).

Joey Graham added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who shot 45 percent compared to 39 percent for New Jersey.

Ford scored 10 points in the final 6:45 as Toronto pulled away.

Morris Peterson’s 3-pointer started a 10-3 run that was capped by Ford’s jumper. Meanwhile, Carter went 1-for-4 from the line the final 3:36.

The Raptors said in a release that Bosh will be out “an indefinite period of time until the swelling and discomfort has completely dissipated.”

Bosh injured the knee in Dec. 8 in Chicago and did make the trip to Florida for games against Orlando and Miami. The Raptors said he’ll travel Sunday when they leave for a four-game west coast trip.

Notes: Toronto’s Fred Jones didn’t play in the second half after bruising his left calf in the second quarter. … Jefferson is listed as day-to-day. He missed the second half of New Jersey’s game against Milwaukee on Wednesday because of the ankle. He missed five games last month with a sore left ankle. … Toronto is 6-3 at home.

AP-ES-12-15-06 2134EST


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