Simmons exits Nets win with left knee soreness

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Ben Simmons' recent resurgence was halted prematurely on Monday when he exited the Brooklyn Nets' 109-102 win over the Orlando Magic with left knee soreness.

The Nets confirmed the issue which Simmons exit in the second quarter, having only played 11 minutes with no points, four rebounds and three assists.

The six-foot-10 Australian has already missed six games this season with issues on the same knee, but has impressed in recent games since his return. He had also been coming back from offseason back surgery.

Simmons had been averaging 10.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 5.2 assists during the month of November.

The win means the Nets improve their record to 11-11, as Kevin Durant top scored with 45 points.