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2016 Summer League: New Orleans Pelicans vs Utah Jazz preview

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Buddy Hield is hoping to bounce back after his poor showing against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans will face the Utah Jazz today at 7 pm central time. The team's second game of the 2016 Las Vegas Summer League schedule will air on NBAtv.

Buddy Hield will look to atone for a game 1 that saw him shoot an inefficient 5-20 from the field and contribute 4 turnovers. In his post-game comments, Hield was fully aware of his sour performance but believed he would quickly be able to adjust to the pace.

On Saturday, Hield spent time in the video room and recognized that he tried to play too quickly. He made a promise that one of his three alter-egos would emerge on Sunday -- 'Buddy Buckets.'

The Utah Jazz also lost their opening game of the Las Vegas schedule, an 88-73 loss to the Washington Wizards. However, an 0-3 record in the Utah Summer League suggests they should probably be considered one of the lowest tiered teams in the field. Thus, today's test should provide solid feedback for just how well the Pelicans compare with the rest of the competition.

The Jazz have been led by Trey Lyles, the 12th overall pick in the 2015 Draft. After averaging over 20 points and 10 rebounds in three games in Salt Lake City, Lyles poured in 28 points, 3 treys, 5 rebounds and 2 steals on Friday against the Wizards.