John Salmons

Nets end Magic's bid for No. 2 seed

Vince Carter had 27 points and nine assists, and the New Jersey Nets ended visiting Orlando's bid for the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference by beating the Magic, 103-93, on Saturday night.

The Magic (58-22) might have lost more than the No. 2 seed. Star forward Hedo Turkoglu hurt his left ankle with 6:51 left in the game and had to be helped to the locker room. There was no immediate word on his condition.

Keyon Dooling added 12 points and 10 assists for the Nets (33-47), who played without All-Star guard Devin Harris (shoulder). New Jersey was eliminated from playoff contention last week.

Turkoglu, who was going to get limited minutes in the final two...