Joey Graham added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Raptors, who shot 45 percent compared to 39 percent for New Jersey.
Jason Kidd said the Nets can't just rely on Carter, who scored 36 points in his previous game and 37 in the game before that.
"Vince loves coming here and playing, but he is human and we can't always expect just to sit back and hope he goes for 30," Kidd said. "Everybody has to do their part and he just had a bad game in his book."
Ford said the Raptors made it tough for Carter by putting a lot of bodies on him.
"He was the main focus. He was on an incredible streak this last week," Ford said.
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.
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.