Suns entertain Bell, Diaw

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The Phoenix Suns host Raja Bell, Boris Diaw and the rest of the Charlotte Bobcats this evening.

Tonight's game marks the first visit for the pair since being traded to Charlotte for Jason Richardson.

Bell says he misses Phoenix, but he's happy to be in Charlotte and playing for coach Larry Brown.

Since the trade, Charlotte has improved from 7-14 to 15-18.

The Bobcats however have lost eight of their last 11.

Diaw is averaging 14.4 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists since the trade. Bell is averaging 13 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.6 assists.

The Suns got a dose of reality Sunday losing to the Boston Celtics 128-108 after going three and oh since the firing of Terry Porter.