NEW YORK, May 3Raja Bell of the Phoenix Suns has been suspended one game without pay for unnecessary and excessive contact with the Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, it was announced today by Stu Jackson, NBA Senior Vice President Basketball Operations.

Bell was assessed a Flagrant Foul Penalty Two for the incident which occurred with 7:33 remaining in the fourth period of the Suns’ 114-97 win over the visiting Lakers on May 2. Bell will miss Game 6 of the series, which will be played at the Staples Center on Thursday, May 4.