Beasts Of The East: Heat Or Pacers?

Beasts of the East is what Twitter users are calling tonight’s pivotal NBA showdown between the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers. Social media users helping the NBA promote their marquee late season match-up with a clever title in the great tradition of Don King and P.T. Barnum.

Tonight’s game (8:00 PM ESPN) has huge playoff implications. The Pacers have been atop the NBA standings since early November, but the Heat have closed the gap. With a win tonight, Miami would be tied with Indiana in the loss column and in prime position to snatch home court advantage.

The Heat and Pacers have the most contentious rivalry in the NBA and their fans are weighing in all day. You can chime in on social media with who you think is the better team using hashtage #BeastsoftheEast

The winner of the Twitter vote will be announced tonight on NBA Countdown.

As always LeBron James and the Heat are getting a lot of attention on social media. Here’s what basketball fans are already predicting.

If you ask me, Miami has Indiana’s number and will again advance to the Finals this summer. Beasts of the East for the fourth straight year.

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Pete Myers

Pete Myers is a father, writer and small business owner who lives in Des Moines. Pete is an advocate for veterans groups that seek to improve awareness of PTSD and reduce suicide rates among returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans. In his spare time he lives, breathes and eats sports.


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