Selling the call

The best performances in the playoffs often come just before the ref's whistle

Updated: May 5, 2010, 12:20 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN The Magazine
D. Clarke Evans/NBAE/Getty ImagesBrent Barry's failure to sell a foul as time expired cost the Spurs a possible win in the 2008 Western Conference finals.

Alyssa Roenigk

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Alyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and whose assignments covering action sports, Olympics and football have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. In 2012, she joined the X Games TV broadcast team and ordered additional pages for her passport. Follow her on Twitter at @espn_alyssa.