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Ben Simmons (knee) out for second straight game

Oct 29, 2022; Brooklyn, New York, USA;  Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons (10) chases a loose ball against the Indiana Pacers in the third quarter at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

The Brooklyn Nets ruled out guard Ben Simmons (knee soreness) for a second consecutive game ahead of Tuesday night’s contest against Chicago.

Simmons, 26, missed Monday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers, a 116-109 win.

The Nets also ruled out Seth Curry against the Bulls due to injury management on his left ankle.

Simmons has struggled through his first six games with the Nets, averaging 6.2 points per game in his first contests since the 2020 postseason. His career average is 15.7 points. Simmons is averaging 6.5 rebounds and 7.3 assists per game — both shy of his career averages.

Curry, 32, made his season debut Saturday in the first game of a back-to-back against the Pacers after offseason ankle surgery. He played 18 minutes off the bench, recording six assists and two rebounds and missing all five of his shot attempts.

–Field Level Media