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Suns' Bell says he's unlikely to return for Game 4

The Suns' Raja Bell, who has missed the past two games in Phoenix's Western Conference finals series against the Mavericks with a a strained left calf, said he is unlikely to return in Game 4 on Tuesday night.

"I don't think Game 4 is going to be a realistic possibility," Bell said after practice Monday. The guard said he is aiming to return to the Suns' lineup for Game 5 on Thursday.

Bell said he felt something pop in his leg, dropping him to the
court with 5:27 left in the fourth quarter of Game 1. He was helped off the
court and later felt it stiffen.

Dallas leads the best-of-seven series two games to one after winning Game 3 in Phoenix, 95-88 on Sunday night.

The Suns lost their second straight game in the series without Bell and fell to 1-5 without Bell in the regular season and playoffs.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.