#PulseOfTheNation: Which of these teams is your favorite to win the NBA's Eastern Conference?

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NBA 5-on-5: Dark horses

ESPN.com's NBA experts debate five topics each day. On Wednesday they weighed in on dark-horse contenders for the stretch run. You've read their takes. Now it's your turn to be heard. Cast your votes!

Which dark-horse contender has the best shot in the East?

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  • Which dark-horse contender has the best shot in the West?

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  • Which current East playoff team is most susceptible to a big drop off?

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  • Which current West playoff team is most susceptible to a big drop off?

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  • Which dark-horse player has the best shot at MVP?

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