SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 17 (Ticker) -- Raja Bell received a nice welcome, then became somewhat of a rude guest.

Bell scored five of his 20 points during a decisive third-quarter burst as the Phoenix Suns notched a 106-95 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz.

After scoring in double figures in each of his two seasons with the Jazz, Bell signed a five-year, $24 million contract with the Suns in the offseason. With the trades of Joe Johnson and Quentin Richardson, he will be expected to provide offense and well as his normally solid defense.

When he was introduced, Bell received a warm ovation from the crowd at the Delta Center. However, his 3-pointer gave the Suns the lead for good at 66-64 with 6:41 left in the third period.

That was part of a 21-8 surge that featured six points from Shawn Marion and five from Jim Jackson and gave Phoenix an 84-72 advantage late in the quarter. Utah got no closer than five points thereafter.

Marion scored 19 points, James Jones added 18 and Kurt Thomas 15 for the Suns, who played without forwards Pat Burke (abdominal strain) and Brian Grant.

Andrei Kirilenko scored 18 points for the Jazz, who were without forwards Carlos Boozer (hamstring) and Matt Harpring (knee). First-round pick Deron Williams started at point guard but played just eight minutes.